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Table 1 Basic data on the patient group, the number of patients with the respective symptoms and the mean scores in three scales.

From: Subjective and objective evaluation of alertness and sleep quality in depressed patients

No. of patients 28 (6 males and 22 females)
Age 18 to 72 y. (mean 43.22, s.d. 14.27)
Diagnoses Minor depression, no prominent anxiety 9
  Minor depression, prominent anxiety 19
Duration of the disorder 5 to 480 months
Medication ** Antidepressants (SSRI type) 16
  Benzodiazepines 21
  Hypnotics (>3 times/week) 16
Night sleep disturbance ** Difficult to fall asleep 26
  Frequent awakenings 14
  Too early awakening 16
Sleepiness in the daytime 25
Mean scores Epworth 10.39 (s.d. 5.02)
  Beck: depression 10.11 (s.d. 4.81)
  Beck:anxiety 17.11 (s.d.10.65)
  1. ** More than one type could occur in the same patient.