R M Benca

Summary

Affiliation: University of Wisconsin
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Homeostatic regulation of sleep in the white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii)
    Stephany G Jones
    Neuroscience Training Program, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
    BMC Neurosci 9:47. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Regulation of sleep and arousal: introduction to part VII
    Ruth M Benca
    Department of Psychiatry, 6001 Research Park Boulevard, Madison WI 53705, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1021:260-1. 2004
  3. doi request reprint Behavioral and pharmacologic management options for insomnia
    Ruth M Benca
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI 53719 1176, USA
    Postgrad Med 116:23-32. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and treatment of chronic insomnia: a review
    Ruth M Benca
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53719, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:332-43. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Consequences of insomnia and its therapies
    R M Benca
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison 53719 1176, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 62:33-8. 2001
  6. pmc Altered overnight modulation of spontaneous waking EEG reflects altered sleep homeostasis in major depressive disorder: a high-density EEG investigation
    D T Plante
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA
    J Affect Disord 150:1167-73. 2013
  7. pmc Migratory sleeplessness in the white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii)
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    PLoS Biol 2:E212. 2004
  8. pmc Topographic and sex-related differences in sleep spindles in major depressive disorder: a high-density EEG investigation
    D T Plante
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA
    J Affect Disord 146:120-5. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Narcolepsy: clinical features, co-morbidities & treatment
    Jeremy Peacock
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA
    Indian J Med Res 131:338-49. 2010
  10. pmc Overnight changes in waking auditory evoked potential amplitude reflect altered sleep homeostasis in major depression
    M R Goldstein
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 125:468-77. 2012

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  1. pmc Homeostatic regulation of sleep in the white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii)
    Stephany G Jones
    Neuroscience Training Program, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
    BMC Neurosci 9:47. 2008
    ..To accomplish this goal, we investigated amount of sleep, sleep time course, and measures of sleep intensity in 6 birds during baseline sleep and during recovery sleep following 6 hours of sleep deprivation...
  2. ncbi request reprint Regulation of sleep and arousal: introduction to part VII
    Ruth M Benca
    Department of Psychiatry, 6001 Research Park Boulevard, Madison WI 53705, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1021:260-1. 2004
    ..This paper introduces the theme of the relationship between sleep deprivation and behavior...
  3. doi request reprint Behavioral and pharmacologic management options for insomnia
    Ruth M Benca
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI 53719 1176, USA
    Postgrad Med 116:23-32. 2004
    ..Although reports suggest that other hypnotics may also provide longer-term benefits, further research is needed to determine the optimal duration of treatment in chronic insomnia...
  4. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and treatment of chronic insomnia: a review
    Ruth M Benca
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53719, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:332-43. 2005
    ..Insomnia has high prevalence rates and is associated with significant personal and socioeconomic burden, yet it remains largely underrecognized and inadequately treated...
  5. ncbi request reprint Consequences of insomnia and its therapies
    R M Benca
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison 53719 1176, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 62:33-8. 2001
    ..Insomniacs also have higher rates of health care utilization and reduced quality of life. This article reviews important clinical correlates of insomnia and evidence for possible causal relationships between sleep and health...
  6. pmc Altered overnight modulation of spontaneous waking EEG reflects altered sleep homeostasis in major depressive disorder: a high-density EEG investigation
    D T Plante
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA
    J Affect Disord 150:1167-73. 2013
    ..This study investigated whether the overnight change in waking LFA and its relationship with sleep SWA are altered in MDD...
  7. pmc Migratory sleeplessness in the white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii)
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    PLoS Biol 2:E212. 2004
    ..Understanding the mechanisms that mediate migratory sleeplessness may provide insights into the etiology of changes in sleep and behavior in seasonal mood disorders, as well as into the functions of sleep itself...
  8. pmc Topographic and sex-related differences in sleep spindles in major depressive disorder: a high-density EEG investigation
    D T Plante
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA
    J Affect Disord 146:120-5. 2013
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  9. ncbi request reprint Narcolepsy: clinical features, co-morbidities & treatment
    Jeremy Peacock
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA
    Indian J Med Res 131:338-49. 2010
    ..Both classic pharmacological treatments as well as newer options have significant problems, especially because of side effects and abuse potential. Novel modalities are being examined to expand options for treatment...
  10. pmc Overnight changes in waking auditory evoked potential amplitude reflect altered sleep homeostasis in major depression
    M R Goldstein
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 125:468-77. 2012
    ..This study investigated whether the overnight change in waking AEP amplitude and its relation to SWA is altered in MDD...
  11. ncbi request reprint EEG alpha power and alpha power asymmetry in sleep and wakefulness
    R M Benca
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
    Psychophysiology 36:430-6. 1999
    ..During sleep, alpha power was highest during slow-wave sleep and lowest during REM sleep. Implications of these data for understanding the functional significance of alpha power during waking and sleeping are considered...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effects of lighting conditions on sleep and wakefulness in albino Lewis and pigmented Brown Norway rats
    R M Benca
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin-Madison 53719-1179, USA
    Sleep 21:451-60. 1998
    ..CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that there are substantial direct effects of light and dark on sleep in pigmented as well as in albino rats, although these effects are not always the same in magnitude or even in direction...
  13. ncbi request reprint Anterior cingulate activity as a predictor of degree of treatment response in major depression: evidence from brain electrical tomography analysis
    D Pizzagalli
    Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53706, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 158:405-15. 2001
    ..Whereas prior studies used hemodynamic imaging, this investigation used EEG...
  14. pmc Seasonal influences on sleep and executive function in the migratory White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii)
    Stephanie G Jones
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison 6001 Research Park Blvd, Madison, WI 53719, USA
    BMC Neurosci 11:87. 2010
    ..To determine the influence of seasonal changes in day length on sleep and behavioral patterns, we recorded sleep and assessed operant performance across 4 distinct seasons (winter, spring, summer and fall) under a changing photoperiod...
  15. pmc Changes in brain gene expression during migration in the white-crowned sparrow
    Stephany Jones
    Neuroscience Training Program, University of Wisconsin Madison, 6001 Research Park Boulevard, Madison, WI 53719, USA
    Brain Res Bull 76:536-44. 2008
    ..These data suggest that migration is associated with brain cellular stress and enhanced energetic demands...
  16. pmc REM sleep deprivation produces a motivational deficit for food reward that is reversed by intra-accumbens amphetamine in rats
    Erin C Hanlon
    University of Wisconsin Madison, 53719, USA
    Brain Res Bull 83:245-54. 2010
    ..These data suggest that decreased motivation for food reward caused by REMSD may result from a suppression of dopamine function in the Acb...
  17. doi request reprint Insomnia and depression
    Ruth M Benca
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53719 1176, USA
    Sleep Med 9:S3-9. 2008
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  18. ncbi request reprint Narcolepsy and excessive daytime sleepiness: diagnostic considerations, epidemiology, and comorbidities
    Ruth M Benca
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI 53719, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 68:5-8. 2007
    ..Excessive daytime sleepiness is common and associated with a broad range of medical, sleep, and psychiatric disorders; therefore, accurate diagnosis of narcolepsy and comorbid disorders is important for optimal treatment response...
  19. ncbi request reprint REM sleep in response to light and dark in congenic albino and pigmented F344 rats
    W H Obermeyer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin 53719, USA
    Sleep Res Online 2:83-8. 1999
    ..These results indicate that different systems are involved in regulating sleep-waking and REM sleep responses to light and further that these systems are differentially affected by alleles at (or near) the c locus and/or albinism...
  20. ncbi request reprint Sleep in mood disorders
    Michael J Peterson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53719, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 29:1009-32; abstract ix. 2006
    ..Future studies will continue to investigate this association and potentially improve treatment of sleep and mood disorders...
  21. pmc Thalamic dysfunction in schizophrenia suggested by whole-night deficits in slow and fast spindles
    Fabio Ferrarelli
    School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53719, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 167:1339-48. 2010
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  22. ncbi request reprint Molecular correlates of sleep and wakefulness in the brain of the white-crowned sparrow
    Stephany Jones
    Neuroscience Training Program, and Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53719, USA
    J Neurochem 105:46-62. 2008
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  23. ncbi request reprint Sleep responses to light and dark are shaped by early experience
    J Roxanne Prichard
    Neuroscience Training Program, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA
    Behav Neurosci 118:1262-73. 2004
    ..Thus, light and dark rearing might differentially affect the balance between acute and circadian responses to light that, in concert, govern sleep timing...
  24. pmc Retinal projections to the subcortical visual system in congenic albino and pigmented rats
    M D Fleming
    Department of Comparative Biosciences, University of Wisconsin, 2015 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706 1102, USA
    Neuroscience 143:895-904. 2006
    ..These findings raise the possibility that enhanced retinofugal projections to subcortical visual nuclei in albinos may underlie some light-mediated behaviors that differ between albino and pigmented mammals...
  25. pmc Sleep-dependent improvement in visuomotor learning: a causal role for slow waves
    ERIC C LANDSNESS
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53719, USA
    Sleep 32:1273-84. 2009
    ..Here, we tested this hypothesis by studying the effects of slow wave deprivation (SWD)...
  26. pmc Sleep deprivation in pigeons and rats using motion detection
    Sarah M Newman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53719, USA
    Sleep 32:1299-312. 2009
    ..The DOW has been used successfully only in rats. This paper presents a method to enforce long-term controlled sleep deprivation across species and to compare its effects in rats and pigeons...
  27. ncbi request reprint Special considerations in insomnia diagnosis and management: depressed, elderly, and chronic pain populations
    Ruth M Benca
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:26-35. 2004
    ..Conversely, there is evidence that appropriate recognition and management of the sleep complaint may alleviate other symptoms related to the associated condition and help interrupt this vicious cycle...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effects of amygdala lesions on sleep in rhesus monkeys
    R M Benca
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison, 6001 Research Park Blvd, Madison, WI 53719 1176, USA
    Brain Res 879:130-8. 2000
    ..These findings may also be relevant to understanding sleep disturbances associated with psychopathology...
  29. ncbi request reprint Sleep and host defenses: a review
    R M Benca
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin-Madison 53719-1179, USA
    Sleep 20:1027-37. 1997
    ..In either case, it is unlikely that sleep or sleep loss have global effects on host defenses or vice versa. Further work is needed to understand the role of sleep in health and disease...
  30. ncbi request reprint Effects of sleep deprivation on wound healing
    L Mostaghimi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53719 1179, USA
    J Sleep Res 14:213-9. 2005
    ..RSD does not appear to have significant effects on wound healing and thus appears to act differently from other types of stressors on wound healing...
  31. ncbi request reprint Fos immunoreactivity in rat subcortical visual shell in response to illuminance changes
    J R Prichard
    Neuroscience Training Program, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1300 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Neuroscience 114:781-93. 2002
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  32. ncbi request reprint Sleep deprivation in the pigeon using the Disk-Over-Water method
    Sarah M Newman
    Neuroscience Training Program, University of Wisconsin Madison, 6001 Research Park Boulevard, Madison WI 53719, USA
    Physiol Behav 93:50-8. 2008
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  33. ncbi request reprint Acute effects of light and darkness on sleep in the pigeon (Columba livia)
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison, 6001 Research Park Blvd Madison, WI 53719, USA
    Physiol Behav 84:635-40. 2005
    ..In addition to the effects of lighting on behavioral state, we observed an overall bias toward more right eye closure under all lighting conditions, possibly reflecting a response to the novel testing environment...
  34. ncbi request reprint Age-associated changes in the serotonergic system in rat superior colliculus and pretectum
    M J Parsons
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
    Brain Res Bull 55:435-44. 2001
    ..These data suggest that the age-related changes in the serotonergic system in the superior colliculus and pretectum may account for some of the alterations in light-mediated behaviors with aging...
  35. ncbi request reprint REM sleep deprivation induces changes in coping responses that are not reversed by amphetamine
    Dolores Martinez-Gonzalez
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison 53719, USA
    Sleep 27:609-17. 2004
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  36. ncbi request reprint Event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging measures of neural activity to positive social stimuli in pre- and post-treatment depression
    Hillary S Schaefer
    Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 2280, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 60:974-86. 2006
    ..The neural underpinnings of these relationships, however, have not been explored...
  37. ncbi request reprint Panel discussion: changing how we think about insomnia
    Sonia Ancoli-Israel
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:44-6. 2004
  38. ncbi request reprint The effect of REM sleep deprivation on motivation for food reward
    Erin C Hanlon
    Neuroscience Training Program, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI, USA
    Behav Brain Res 163:58-69. 2005
    ..Rather, REM sleep deprivation appears to alter systems involved in motivational processes, reward, and/or attention...
  39. ncbi request reprint Brain electrical tomography in depression: the importance of symptom severity, anxiety, and melancholic features
    Diego A Pizzagalli
    Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, 57305 2280, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 52:73-85. 2002
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  40. ncbi request reprint Comparison of hypocretin/orexin and melanin-concentrating hormone neurons and axonal projections in the embryonic and postnatal rat brain
    Teresa L Steininger
    Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    J Chem Neuroanat 27:165-81. 2004
    ..The present results demonstrate developmental differences and similarities between the MCH and H/O systems that may relate to their respective roles in feeding and sleep regulation...