Emerging research suggests that assessing patients’ risk for psychosis requires holistic consideration of their sleep experiences rather than relying solely on patients’ subjective reports of sleep or only 1 or 2 cursory questions, reports Psychiatry Advisor.

“There’s an important role for looking at objective sleep, especially with schizophrenia and psychosis,” Jan Cosgrave, PhD, a Fulbright visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, told Psychiatry Advisor.