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Brain Science Advances

Keywords

chronotype, affective disorder, circadian clock, clock gene

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Tsinghua University Press

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