Anxiety and depression mediate the relationship between self-disgust and insomnia disorder

YPSILANTI, Antonia, LAZURAS, Lambros, ROBSON, Anna and AKRAM, Umair (2018). Anxiety and depression mediate the relationship between self-disgust and insomnia disorder. Sleep Health, 4 (4), 349-351.

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Objectives: There is limited research on the association between insomnia and negative self-conscious emotions. This study assessed if individuals with insomnia reported higher scores in self-disgust than normal sleepers, and if the association between insomnia and self-disgust was mediated by depression and anxiety. Methods: Twenty seven individuals with DSM-5 Insomnia Disorder and 30 normal sleepers completed self-reported measures of self-disgust, anxiety and depression. Results: Individuals with insomnia reported significantly higher scores in self-disgust, anxiety and depression than normal sleepers. Insomnia significantly predicted self-disgust, but this association was mediated by anxiety and depression. Conclusions: This is the first study that demonstrated the association between clinically diagnosed insomnia in young adults and self-disgust, and highlighted the mediating effects of anxiety and depression. Keywords:

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Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics
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Page Range: 349-351
Depositing User: Antonia Ypsilanti
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2018 09:07
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 03:36

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