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Chronotherapy

Definition of the noun Chronotherapy

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noun - plural: chronotherapies

  1. An attempt to achieve to reset the circadian rhythm to achieve an earlier waking time by advancing bedtime later and later each day, around the clock, until the desired hour is reached.

Explanation

  1. Chronotherapy refers to the use of circadian or other rhythmic cycles in the application of therapy. Examples of this are treatments of psychiatric and somatic diseases that are administered according to a schedule that corresponds to a person's rhythms in order to maximize effectiveness and minimize side effects of the therapy.
  2. Chronotherapy: In chronotherapy, an attempt is made to move bedtime and rising time later and later each day, around the clock, until the person is sleeping on a normal schedule. This treatment can be used by people with delayed sleep phase disorder who generally cannot reset their circadian rhythm by moving their bedtime and rising time earlier.

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Google previewZen and the Brain (1999)

Toward an Understanding of Meditation and Consciousness by James H. Austin

Chronotherapy means rescheduling more than a patient's rest-activity and light- dark cycles. It also shifts other...

Google previewHandbook of Pediatric Psychology, Fifth Edition (2017)

by Michael C. Roberts, Ric G. Steele

Chronotherapy is a common treatment for DSWPD, and involves delaying the sleep–wake schedule by 3 hours per day until the desired sleep schedule is reached. The reader is referred to Wyatt (2011) or Meltzer and Crabtree (2015) for more ...

Google previewEssentials of Sleep Medicine (2011)

An Approach for Clinical Pulmonology by M. Safwan Badr

Chronotherapy is a method by which an individual is phase delayed 3 h every 2 days until the desired sleep time is achieved [33]. Although an effective therapy, chronotherapy is disruptive to the daily routine and requires strict adherence to ...

Google previewCase Studies in Insomnia (2013)

by P.J. Hauri

Chronotherapy is a behavioral treatment during which the patient is instructed to go to bed three hours later each night, essentially establishing a 27-hour activity —rest cycle. The patient continues to delay the sleep–wake schedule around the ...

Google previewNeurology & Psychiatry (2012)

1,000 Questions to Help You Pass the Boards by Kumar Budur

These steps will need to be done gradually, and chronotherapy is an option. 4. 5. Answer: D. Depression is the most common disorder.

Google previewCircadian Clocks (2013)

by Achim Kramer, Martha Merrow

Cancer Chronotherapy Chronotherapy refers to the administration of drugs at a certain time of the day when its efficacy is the highest and the side effects are the lowest (see also Ortiz-Tudela et al. 2013). An example of successful ...

Google previewPrinciples and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing (2016)

Nursing, Nursing by CTI Reviews

Chronotherapy: Chronotherapy refers to the use of circadian or other rhythmic cycles in the application of therapy. Examples of this are treatments of psychiatric and somatic diseases that are administered according to a schedule that ...

Google previewCognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents (2012)

by Tonya M. Palermo Ph.D.

Chronotherapy is a strategy that is used when there is a very large discrepancy between when the teenager is going to bed and falling asleep and the desired or optimal bedtime. For example, if the teenager has not been falling asleep until ...

Google previewPractical Neurology (2017)

by Jose Biller

Chronotherapy is a behavioral technique in which bedtime is systematically delayed (for DSWPD) or advanced (for ASWPD) in 2 to 3hour increments each day until the desired sleep phase is achieved. The patient is then instructed to maintain ...

Google previewContemporary Psychiatric-Mental Health (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Chronotherapy refers to the use of circadian or other rhythmic cycles in the application of therapy. Examples of this are treatments of psychiatric and somatic diseases ...

Google previewGibaldi's Drug Delivery Systems in Pharmaceutical Care (2007)

by Mary Lee, Archana Desai

Chronotherapy is a method of optimizing drug therapy so that drug release is in harmony with the biological rhythm of a disease. 16,17 Evening dosing (10 PM) of Cardizem® LA, an extended-release formulation of diltiazem, results in peak ...

Google previewPrinciples and Practice of Pediatric Sleep Medicine E-Book (2014)

by Stephen H. Sheldon, Meir H. Kryger, Richard Ferber, David Gozal

Chronotherapy is a behavioral technique in which bedtime is systematically delayed, which follows the natural tendency of human biology.24 Bedtime is delayed by 3-hour increments each day, establishing a 27-hour day.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Alternative & Complementary Medicine (2010)

Subjective health care viewed with an objective eye by Joseph Segen

chronotherapy. Alternative medicine The process in which a person's daily activities are synchronised with a natural metabolic rhythm in a 24hour cycle; chronotherapy entails the establishment of routines of exercise, eating, work ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

See Biorhythm, Chronotherapy, Circadian rhythm ...

Google previewDictionary of Pharmaceutical Medicine (2017)

by Gerhard Nahler

chronotherapy Treatment optimising desired effects and minimising undesired ones by administering medications at the appropriate time ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Time (2013)

by Samuel L. Macey

Chronotherapy is the study of the effects Of timed treatment of any modality, which includes, among other subdisciplines, chronopharmacology, the study Of timed drug treatment, and chronotoxicology, the study ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Behavior (2012)

Chronotherapy is generally ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Women's Health (2009)

by Christine Ammer

chronotherapy neuropathic pain. Exercise, which stimulates the release of endorphins (natural pain suppressants), can be very beneficial. For a particular syndrome of chronic pain, see REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Adolescence (2014)

by Roger J.R. Levesque

When the discrepancy is greater than 3 h, chronotherapy (also called phase delay) is an effective treatment (Czeisler et al. M)...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Pocket Radiography and Medical Imaging Dictionary (2007)

by Chris Gunn

chronotherapy ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Doctors Dictionary (2011)

A medical dictionary written by a doctor for doctors, now illustrated by Joseph C Segen

See Bright light therapy, Chronotherapy, Circadian rhythm, Melatonin, ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Jerrold Fitzgerald, FitzGerald eraph \er-af\ see erif erapy \er-ald\ therapy chemotherapy, chronotherapy aromatherapy eratin \er-at-3n\ keratin, Sheraton Samaritan erative \er-at-iv\ see arative1 eraton \er-at-3n\ see eratin erb \arb\ blurb , curb, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Sleep and Sleep Disorders (2010)

by Charles Pollak, Michael J. Thorpy, Jan Yager

chronotherapy Treatment developed by CHARLES CZEISLER in 1981 to correct the displaced sleep ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)

Volume One by Larry R. Squire

who reported the first treatment attempt called ' chronotherapy.' The discovery of a very large family in Utah presenting phase advance ...

Google previewThe Doctors' Dictionary, 2nd edition (2011)

A medical dictionary written by a doctor for doctors by Joseph C Segen

See Bright light therapy, Chronotherapy, Circadian rhythm, Melatonin, Seasonal affective disorder, Zeitgeber *An aggregate of parenchymal cells surrounded by a neuroglial network with direct retinal innervation– retinohypothalamic tract, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2011)

by Manfred Schwab

Cancer chronotherapy: principles, applications and perspectives. Cancer 97:155 —169 ...

Google previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2009)

by Robert Jean Campbell

chronotherapy Treatment of delayed sleep phase syndrome (DSPS) (q.v.) based on a sleep-wake phase angle physiology.

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

chronotherapy (krono ̆-thera ̆-pe ̄, kro ̄ no ̆-thera ̆-pe ̄) [chrono- therapy] 1. The timing of treatments for specific disorders, e.g., cancer, hypertension, with drugs given ...

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Video shows what chronotherapy means. Any therapy based on the circadian rhythm or other cyclical schedule.. Chronotherapy Meaning. How to pronounce ...

Scrabble value of C3H4R1O1N1O1T1H4E1R1A1P3Y4

The value of this 13-letter word is 26 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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