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Título : Jet lag, circadian rhythm sleep disturbances and depression : the role of melatonin and its analogs
Autor : Srinivasan, Venkataramanujan 
Singh, Jarnail 
Pandi Perumal, Seithikurippu R. 
Spence, David Warren 
Brown, Gregory M. 
Cardinali, Daniel Pedro 
Fecha de publicación : 2010
Editorial : Springer
Cita : Srinivasan, V., et al. Jet lag, circadian rhythm sleep disturbances and depression : the role of melatonin and its analogs [en línea]. Preprint de artículo publicado en Advances in Therapy. 2010, 27 (11). doi:10.1007/s12325-010-0065-y. Disponible en:
Resumen : Abstract: Travelling through several time zones results in a constellation of symptoms known as jet lag. These include reduced alertness, daytime fatigue, loss of appetite, reduced cognitive skills, and disruptions to sleep/wakefulness and other circadian rhythms. In susceptible air travel passengers, jet lag may exacerbate affective illness ans result in psychiatric morbidity. It is suggested that dysregulation of circadian rhythms and melatonin secretion represents the common underlying factor in jet lag and other circadian disorders. Hence the effective management of jet lag requires timely application of the well known chronobiotic melatonin. Recent studies have emphasized the importance of strategically timed administrations of melatonin and appropriate limited exposure to environmental schedules. However, with the introduction of the melatonergic agonists such as ramelteon and tasimelteon, which have both a strong affinity for MT1 and MT2 melatonin receptors and a longer half life, a new therapeutic option now exists for treating the sleep disturbances associated with jet lag. The melatonin analogs are unique inasmuch as they can also enhance daytime alertness. Since jet lag exacerbates affective disorders in susceptible air‐travel passengers, and can thus produce psychiatric morbidity, there is a need for an effective antidepressant with chronobiotic properties. In this regard the recently introduced melatonergic antidepressant agomelatine, which has successfully established its supremacy over other antidepressants in having chronobiotic effects, represents a good choice for treating depressive symptoms that are associated with jet lag.
ISSN : 0741-238X (impreso)
1865-8652 (online)
Disciplina: MEDICINA
DOI: 10.1007/s12325-010-0065-y
Derechos: Acceso Abierto
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