Sleep-Talking: Psychology and Psychophysiology

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Contents
Forewordix
Prefacexi
1. Introduction1
Orienting Remarks on Electrographic Features of the Sleep Cycle3
Notes on the Usage of Terms in this Book9
2. Definitions of Sleep-Utterance10
Qualifying Terms in the Definitions10
3. Clinical Classifications of Sleep-Utterance Syndromes12
4. Demography of Sleep-Talking17
Reports of Clinicians and Authoritative Observers17
Questionnaire and Demographic Surveys18
Sleep-Talking Incidence Studies Employing Observer Corroboration of Occurrences23
Sleep-Talking Incidence Studies Employing Observer Corroboration Including Laboratory Findings24
Incidence of Sleep-Talking in Pathologic Populations27
Addendum29
5. Psychopathological Significance of Somniloquy33
Literature Descriptions33
Investigations of Psychopathology of Sleep-Talkers34
Prognosis and Therapy37
6. Somniloquy, Other Episodic Sleep Disorders and the Ouestion of Hereditary Predisposition39
Familial Tendencies40

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