chronotype, affective disorder, circadian clock, clock gene
Affective disorders are often accompanied by circadian rhythm disruption and the major symptoms of mental illness occur in a rhythmic manner. Chronotype, also known as circadian preference for rest or activity, is believed to exert a substantial influence on mental health. Here, we review the connection between chronotypes and affective disorders, and discuss the potential underlying mechanisms between these two phenomena.
Tsinghua University Press
Qian Gao, Juan Sheng, Song Qin et al. Chronotypes and affective disorders: A clock for mood?. Brain Science Advances 2019, 05(03): 145-160.