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Benca, Ruth

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of California, Irvine
DepartmentPsychiatry and Human Behavior
Address1001 Health Sciences Road
Irvine CA 92697-3950
Phone(714) 456-7209
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    1. Walia AS, Lomeli LJM, Jiang P, Benca R, Yafi FA. Patients presenting to a Men's Health clinic are at higher risk for depression, insomnia, and sleep apnea. Int J Impot Res. 2018 Aug 31. PMID: 30171191.
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    2. Weaver MD, Vetter C, Rajaratnam SMW, O'Brien CS, Qadri S, Benca RM, Rogers AE, Leary EB, Walsh JK, Czeisler CA, Barger LK. Sleep disorders, depression and anxiety are associated with adverse safety outcomes in healthcare workers: A prospective cohort study. J Sleep Res. 2018 Aug 01; e12722. PMID: 30069960.
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    3. Benca RM, Buysse DJ. Reconsidering Insomnia as a Disorder Rather Than Just a Symptom in Psychiatric Practice. J Clin Psychiatry. 2018 Jan/Feb; 79(1). PMID: 29370483.
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    4. Benca RM, Buysse DJ. Assessing and Treating Insomnia in Patients With Psychiatric Disorders, Part 1. J Clin Psychiatry. 2018 Jan/Feb; 79(1). PMID: 29505188.
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    5. Benca RM, Buysse DJ. Assessing and Treating Insomnia in Patients With Psychiatric Disorders, Part 2. J Clin Psychiatry. 2018 Jan/Feb; 79(1). PMID: 29505189.
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    6. Rumble ME, Dickson D, McCall WV, Krystal AD, Case D, Rosenquist PB, Benca RM. The relationship of person-specific eveningness chronotype, greater seasonality, and less rhythmicity to suicidal behavior: A literature review. J Affect Disord. 2018 Feb; 227:721-730. PMID: 29179142.
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    7. Sprecher KE, Koscik RL, Carlsson CM, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Okonkwo OC, Sager MA, Asthana S, Johnson SC, Benca RM, Bendlin BB. Poor sleep is associated with CSF biomarkers of amyloid pathology in cognitively normal adults. Neurology. 2017 Aug 01; 89(5):445-453. PMID: 28679595.
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    8. White KH, Rumble ME, Benca RM. Sex Differences in the Relationship Between Depressive Symptoms and Actigraphic Assessments of Sleep and Rest-Activity Rhythms in a Population-Based Sample. Psychosom Med. 2017 May; 79(4):479-484. PMID: 27922568.
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    9. Rohde KA, Schlei ZW, Katers KM, Weber AK, Brokhof MM, Hawes DS, Radford KL, Francois ML, Menninga NJ, Cornwell R, Benca R, Hayney MS, Dopp JM. Insomnia and Relationship With Immunosuppressant Therapy After Lung Transplantation. Prog Transplant. 2017 Jun; 27(2):167-174. PMID: 28617161.
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    10. Herring WJ, Connor KM, Snyder E, Snavely DB, Zhang Y, Hutzelmann J, Matzura-Wolfe D, Benca RM, Krystal AD, Walsh JK, Lines C, Roth T, Michelson D. Suvorexant in Elderly Patients with Insomnia: Pooled Analyses of Data from Phase III Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2017 Jul; 25(7):791-802. PMID: 28427826.
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    11. Herring WJ, Connor KM, Snyder E, Snavely DB, Zhang Y, Hutzelmann J, Matzura-Wolfe D, Benca RM, Krystal AD, Walsh JK, Lines C, Roth T, Michelson D. Clinical profile of suvorexant for the treatment of insomnia over 3 months in women and men: subgroup analysis of pooled phase-3 data. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2017 Jun; 234(11):1703-1711. PMID: 28265715.
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    12. Mirer AG, Young T, Palta M, Benca RM, Rasmuson A, Peppard PE. Sleep-disordered breathing and the menopausal transition among participants in the Sleep in Midlife Women Study. Menopause. 2017 Feb; 24(2):157-162. PMID: 27760083.
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    13. Castelnovo A, Riedner BA, Smith RF, Tononi G, Boly M, Benca RM. Scalp and Source Power Topography in Sleepwalking and Sleep Terrors: A High-Density EEG Study. Sleep. 2016 10 01; 39(10):1815-1825. PMID: 27568805.
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    14. Herring WJ, Connor KM, Snyder E, Snavely DB, Zhang Y, Hutzelmann J, Matzura-Wolfe D, Benca RM, Krystal AD, Walsh JK, Lines C, Roth T, Michelson D. Suvorexant in Patients with Insomnia: Pooled Analyses of Three-Month Data from Phase-3 Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials. J Clin Sleep Med. 2016 Sep 15; 12(9):1215-25. PMID: 27397664; PMCID: PMC4990943 [Available on 03/15/17].
    15. McCall WV, Benca RM, Rosenquist PB, Riley MA, McCloud L, Newman JC, Case D, Rumble M, Krystal AD. Hypnotic Medications and Suicide: Risk, Mechanisms, Mitigation, and the FDA. Am J Psychiatry. 2017 Jan 01; 174(1):18-25. PMID: 27609243.
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    16. Menninga NJ, Rohde KA, Schlei ZW, Katers KM, Weber AK, Brokhof MM, Hawes DS, Radford KL, Francois ML, Cornwell RD, Benca R, Hayney MS, Dopp JM. Restless Legs Syndrome Following Lung Transplantation: Prevalence and Relationship With Tacrolimus Exposure. Prog Transplant. 2016 Jun; 26(2):149-56. PMID: 27207403.
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    17. Korcarz CE, Benca R, Barnet JH, Stein JH. Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Young and Middle-Aged Adults: Effects of Positive Airway Pressure and Compliance on Arterial Stiffness, Endothelial Function, and Cardiac Hemodynamics. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Apr 03; 5(4):e002930. PMID: 27039928; PMCID: PMC4859282.
    18. Riedner BA, Goldstein MR, Plante DT, Rumble ME, Ferrarelli F, Tononi G, Benca RM. Regional Patterns of Elevated Alpha and High-Frequency Electroencephalographic Activity during Nonrapid Eye Movement Sleep in Chronic Insomnia: A Pilot Study. Sleep. 2016 Apr 01; 39(4):801-12. PMID: 26943465; PMCID: PMC4791614 [Available on 10/01/16].
    19. Sprecher KE, Riedner BA, Smith RF, Tononi G, Davidson RJ, Benca RM. High Resolution Topography of Age-Related Changes in Non-Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Electroencephalography. PLoS One. 2016; 11(2):e0149770. PMID: 26901503; PMCID: PMC4764685.
    20. Bernardi G, Cecchetti L, Siclari F, Buchmann A, Yu X, Handjaras G, Bellesi M, Ricciardi E, Kecskemeti SR, Riedner BA, Alexander AL, Benca RM, Ghilardi MF, Pietrini P, Cirelli C, Tononi G. Sleep reverts changes in human gray and white matter caused by wake-dependent training. Neuroimage. 2016 Apr 01; 129:367-377. PMID: 26812659; PMCID: PMC4803519 [Available on 04/01/17].
    21. Plante DT, Goldstein MR, Cook JD, Smith R, Riedner BA, Rumble ME, Jelenchick L, Roth A, Tononi G, Benca RM, Peterson MJ. Effects of oral temazepam on slow waves during non-rapid eye movement sleep in healthy young adults: A high-density EEG investigation. Int J Psychophysiol. 2016 Mar; 101:25-32. PMID: 26779596; PMCID: PMC4766048 [Available on 03/01/17].
    22. Rumble ME, White KH, Benca RM. Sleep Disturbances in Mood Disorders. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2015 Dec; 38(4):743-59. PMID: 26600106.
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    23. Plante DT, Goldstein MR, Cook JD, Smith R, Riedner BA, Rumble ME, Jelenchick L, Roth A, Tononi G, Benca RM, Peterson MJ. Effects of partial sleep deprivation on slow waves during non-rapid eye movement sleep: A high density EEG investigation. Clin Neurophysiol. 2016 Feb; 127(2):1436-1444. PMID: 26596212; PMCID: PMC4747841 [Available on 02/01/17].
    24. Jones SG, Benca RM. Circadian Disruption in Psychiatric Disorders. Sleep Med Clin. 2015 Dec; 10(4):481-93. PMID: 26568124.
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    25. Levenson JC, Benca RM, Rumble ME. Sleep Related Cognitions in Individuals with Symptoms of Insomnia and Depression. J Clin Sleep Med. 2015 Aug 15; 11(8):847-54. PMID: 25766706; PMCID: PMC4513261.
    26. Mirer AG, Peppard PE, Palta M, Benca RM, Rasmuson A, Young T. Menopausal hormone therapy and sleep-disordered breathing: evidence for a healthy user bias. Ann Epidemiol. 2015 Oct; 25(10):779-84.e1. PMID: 26358364.
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    27. Plante DT, Goldstein MR, Cook JD, Smith R, Riedner BA, Rumble ME, Jelenchick L, Roth A, Tononi G, Benca RM, Peterson MJ. Effects of oral temazepam on sleep spindles during non-rapid eye movement sleep: A high-density EEG investigation. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2015 Oct; 25(10):1600-10. PMID: 26195197; PMCID: PMC4600644 [Available on 10/01/16].
    28. Kim RD, Kapur VK, Redline-Bruch J, Rueschman M, Auckley DH, Benca RM, Foldvary-Schafer NR, Iber C, Zee PC, Rosen CL, Redline S, Ramsey SD. An Economic Evaluation of Home Versus Laboratory-Based Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sleep. 2015 Jul 01; 38(7):1027-37. PMID: 26118558; PMCID: PMC4481018.
    29. Sprecher KE, Bendlin BB, Racine AM, Okonkwo OC, Christian BT, Koscik RL, Sager MA, Asthana S, Johnson SC, Benca RM. Amyloid burden is associated with self-reported sleep in nondemented late middle-aged adults. Neurobiol Aging. 2015 Sep; 36(9):2568-76. PMID: 26059712; PMCID: PMC4523445.
    30. Rumble ME, Rose SL, White KH, Moore AH, Gehrman P, Benca RM, Costanzo ES. Circadian actigraphic rest-activity rhythms following surgery for endometrial cancer: A prospective, longitudinal study. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Jun; 137(3):448-55. PMID: 25906914.
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    31. McCall WV, Benca RM, Rosenquist PB, Riley MA, Hodges C, Gubosh B, McCloud L, Newman JC, Case D, Rumble M, Mayo M, White KH, Phillips M, Krystal AD. A multi-site randomized clinical trial to reduce suicidal ideation in suicidal adult outpatients with Major Depressive Disorder: Development of a methodology to enhance safety. Clin Trials. 2015 Jun; 12(3):189-98. PMID: 25733676; PMCID: PMC4424155.
    32. Sprecher KE, Ferrarelli F, Benca RM. Sleep and plasticity in schizophrenia. Curr Top Behav Neurosci. 2015; 25:433-58. PMID: 25608723.
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    33. Meerlo P, Benca RM, Abel T. Preface. Curr Top Behav Neurosci. 2015; 25:v-vii. PMID: 26401530.
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    34. Billings ME, Rosen CL, Auckley D, Benca R, Foldvary-Schaefer N, Iber C, Zee PC, Redline S, Kapur VK. Psychometric performance and responsiveness of the functional outcomes of sleep questionnaire and sleep apnea quality of life instrument in a randomized trial: the HomePAP study. Sleep. 2014 Dec 01; 37(12):2017-24. PMID: 25325491; PMCID: PMC4548522.
    35. Herring WJ, Connor KM, Ivgy-May N, Snyder E, Liu K, Snavely DB, Krystal AD, Walsh JK, Benca RM, Rosenberg R, Sangal RB, Budd K, Hutzelmann J, Leibensperger H, Froman S, Lines C, Roth T, Michelson D. Suvorexant in Patients With Insomnia: Results From Two 3-Month Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials. Biol Psychiatry. 2016 Jan 15; 79(2):136-48. PMID: 25526970.
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    36. Siclari F, Bernardi G, Riedner BA, LaRocque JJ, Benca RM, Tononi G. Two distinct synchronization processes in the transition to sleep: a high-density electroencephalographic study. Sleep. 2014 Oct 01; 37(10):1621-37. PMID: 25197810; PMCID: PMC4173919.
    37. Armstrong JM, Ruttle PL, Klein MH, Essex MJ, Benca RM. Associations of child insomnia, sleep movement, and their persistence with mental health symptoms in childhood and adolescence. Sleep. 2014 May 01; 37(5):901-9. PMID: 24790268; PMCID: PMC3985117.
    38. Michelson D, Snyder E, Paradis E, Chengan-Liu M, Snavely DB, Hutzelmann J, Walsh JK, Krystal AD, Benca RM, Cohn M, Lines C, Roth T, Herring WJ. Safety and efficacy of suvorexant during 1-year treatment of insomnia with subsequent abrupt treatment discontinuation: a phase 3 randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Neurol. 2014 May; 13(5):461-71. PMID: 24680372.
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    39. Jones SG, Riedner BA, Smith RF, Ferrarelli F, Tononi G, Davidson RJ, Benca RM. Regional reductions in sleep electroencephalography power in obstructive sleep apnea: a high-density EEG study. Sleep. 2014 Feb 01; 37(2):399-407. PMID: 24497668; PMCID: PMC3900624.
    40. Ferrarelli F, Smith R, Dentico D, Riedner BA, Zennig C, Benca RM, Lutz A, Davidson RJ, Tononi G. Experienced mindfulness meditators exhibit higher parietal-occipital EEG gamma activity during NREM sleep. PLoS One. 2013; 8(8):e73417. PMID: 24015304; PMCID: PMC3756031.
    41. Baldo BA, Hanlon EC, Obermeyer W, Bremer Q, Paletz E, Benca RM. Upregulation of gene expression in reward-modulatory striatal opioid systems by sleep loss. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2013 Dec; 38(13):2578-87. PMID: 23864029; PMCID: PMC3828536.
    42. Plante DT, Goldstein MR, Landsness EC, Riedner BA, Guokas JJ, Wanger T, Tononi G, Benca RM. Altered overnight modulation of spontaneous waking EEG reflects altered sleep homeostasis in major depressive disorder: a high-density EEG investigation. J Affect Disord. 2013 Sep 25; 150(3):1167-73. PMID: 23810359; PMCID: PMC3760229.
    43. Chesson AL, Chervin RD, Benca RM, Greenough GP, O'Hearn DJ, Auckley DH, Littner M, Mullington JM, Malhotra A, Berry RB, Malhotra RK, Schulman DA. Organization and structure for sleep medicine programs at academic institutions: Part 2--goals and strategies to optimize patient care, education, and discovery. Sleep. 2013 Jun 01; 36(6):803-11. PMID: 23729919; PMCID: PMC3649819.
    44. Chervin RD, Chesson AL, Benca RM, Greenough GP, O'Hearn DJ, Auckley DH, Littner M, Mullington JM, Malhotra A, Berry RB, Malhotra RK, Schulman DA. Organization and structure for sleep medicine programs at academic institutions: Part 1--current challenges. Sleep. 2013 Jun 01; 36(6):795-801. PMID: 23729918; PMCID: PMC3649818.
    45. Malhotra A, Younes M, Kuna ST, Benca R, Kushida CA, Walsh J, Hanlon A, Staley B, Pack AI, Pien GW. Performance of an automated polysomnography scoring system versus computer-assisted manual scoring. Sleep. 2013 Apr 01; 36(4):573-82. PMID: 23565003.
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    46. Kuna ST, Benca R, Kushida CA, Walsh J, Younes M, Staley B, Hanlon A, Pack AI, Pien GW, Malhotra A. Agreement in computer-assisted manual scoring of polysomnograms across sleep centers. Sleep. 2013 Apr 01; 36(4):583-9. PMID: 23565004.
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    47. Billings ME, Rosen CL, Wang R, Auckley D, Benca R, Foldvary-Schaefer N, Iber C, Zee P, Redline S, Kapur VK. Is the relationship between race and continuous positive airway pressure adherence mediated by sleep duration? Sleep. 2013 Feb 01; 36(2):221-7. PMID: 23372269; PMCID: PMC3543052.
    48. Krystal AD, Benca RM, Kilduff TS. Understanding the sleep-wake cycle: sleep, insomnia, and the orexin system. J Clin Psychiatry. 2013; 74 Suppl 1:3-20. PMID: 24107804.
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    49. Plante DT, Landsness EC, Peterson MJ, Goldstein MR, Riedner BA, Wanger T, Guokas JJ, Tononi G, Benca RM. Sex-related differences in sleep slow wave activity in major depressive disorder: a high-density EEG investigation. BMC Psychiatry. 2012 Sep 18; 12:146. PMID: 22989072; PMCID: PMC3507703.
    50. Plante DT, Goldstein MR, Landsness EC, Peterson MJ, Riedner BA, Ferrarelli F, Wanger T, Guokas JJ, Tononi G, Benca RM. Topographic and sex-related differences in sleep spindles in major depressive disorder: a high-density EEG investigation. J Affect Disord. 2013 Mar 20; 146(1):120-5. PMID: 22974470; PMCID: PMC3648867.
    51. Rosen CL, Auckley D, Benca R, Foldvary-Schaefer N, Iber C, Kapur V, Rueschman M, Zee P, Redline S. A multisite randomized trial of portable sleep studies and positive airway pressure autotitration versus laboratory-based polysomnography for the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea: the HomePAP study. Sleep. 2012 Jun 01; 35(6):757-67. PMID: 22654195; PMCID: PMC3353048.
    52. Plante DT, Landsness EC, Peterson MJ, Goldstein MR, Wanger T, Guokas JJ, Tononi G, Benca RM. Altered slow wave activity in major depressive disorder with hypersomnia: a high density EEG pilot study. Psychiatry Res. 2012 Mar 31; 201(3):240-4. PMID: 22512951; PMCID: PMC3361575.
    53. Morin CM, Benca R. Chronic insomnia. Lancet. 2012 Mar 24; 379(9821):1129-41. PMID: 22265700.
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    54. Billings ME, Auckley D, Benca R, Foldvary-Schaefer N, Iber C, Redline S, Rosen CL, Zee P, Kapur VK. Race and residential socioeconomics as predictors of CPAP adherence. Sleep. 2011 Dec 01; 34(12):1653-8. PMID: 22131602; PMCID: PMC3208842.
    55. Goldstein MR, Plante DT, Hulse BK, Sarasso S, Landsness EC, Tononi G, Benca RM. Overnight changes in waking auditory evoked potential amplitude reflect altered sleep homeostasis in major depression. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2012 Jun; 125(6):468-77. PMID: 22097901; PMCID: PMC3303968.
    56. Landsness EC, Goldstein MR, Peterson MJ, Tononi G, Benca RM. Antidepressant effects of selective slow wave sleep deprivation in major depression: a high-density EEG investigation. J Psychiatr Res. 2011 Aug; 45(8):1019-26. PMID: 21397252; PMCID: PMC3119746.
    57. Morin CM, Benca RM. Insomnia nature, diagnosis, and treatment. Handb Clin Neurol. 2011; 99:723-46. PMID: 21056225.
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    58. Ferrarelli F, Peterson MJ, Sarasso S, Riedner BA, Murphy MJ, Benca RM, Bria P, Kalin NH, Tononi G. Thalamic dysfunction in schizophrenia suggested by whole-night deficits in slow and fast spindles. Am J Psychiatry. 2010 Nov; 167(11):1339-48. PMID: 20843876; PMCID: PMC2970761.
    59. Jones SG, Paletz EM, Obermeyer WH, Hannan CT, Benca RM. Seasonal influences on sleep and executive function in the migratory White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii). BMC Neurosci. 2010 Jul 29; 11:87. PMID: 20670404; PMCID: PMC2923628.
    60. Hanlon EC, Benca RM, Baldo BA, Kelley AE. REM sleep deprivation produces a motivational deficit for food reward that is reversed by intra-accumbens amphetamine in rats. Brain Res Bull. 2010 Oct 30; 83(5):245-54. PMID: 20619322; PMCID: PMC2952682.
    61. Roth T, Benca RM, Erman M. An introduction to the clinical correlates of disrupted slow-wave sleep. J Clin Psychiatry. 2010 Apr; 71(4):e09. PMID: 20409443.
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    62. Szklo-Coxe M, Young T, Peppard PE, Finn LA, Benca RM. Prospective associations of insomnia markers and symptoms with depression. Am J Epidemiol. 2010 Mar 15; 171(6):709-20. PMID: 20167581; PMCID: PMC2842222.
    63. Peacock J, Benca RM. Narcolepsy: clinical features, co-morbidities & treatment. Indian J Med Res. 2010 Feb; 131:338-49. PMID: 20308759.
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    64. McAllister EJ, Dhurandhar NV, Keith SW, Aronne LJ, Barger J, Baskin M, Benca RM, Biggio J, Boggiano MM, Eisenmann JC, Elobeid M, Fontaine KR, Gluckman P, Hanlon EC, Katzmarzyk P, Pietrobelli A, Redden DT, Ruden DM, Wang C, Waterland RA, Wright SM, Allison DB. Ten putative contributors to the obesity epidemic. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2009 Nov; 49(10):868-913. PMID: 19960394; PMCID: PMC2932668.
    65. Landsness EC, Crupi D, Hulse BK, Peterson MJ, Huber R, Ansari H, Coen M, Cirelli C, Benca RM, Ghilardi MF, Tononi G. Sleep-dependent improvement in visuomotor learning: a causal role for slow waves. Sleep. 2009 Oct; 32(10):1273-84. PMID: 19848357; PMCID: PMC2753806.
    66. Newman SM, Paletz EM, Obermeyer WH, Benca RM. Sleep deprivation in pigeons and rats using motion detection. Sleep. 2009 Oct; 32(10):1299-312. PMID: 19848359; PMCID: PMC2753808.
    67. Benca R, Duncan MJ, Frank E, McClung C, Nelson RJ, Vicentic A. Biological rhythms, higher brain function, and behavior: Gaps, opportunities, and challenges. Brain Res Rev. 2009 Dec 11; 62(1):57-70. PMID: 19766673.
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    68. Benca RM, Peterson MJ. Insomnia and depression. Sleep Med. 2008 Sep; 9 Suppl 1:S3-9. PMID: 18929317.
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    69. Jones SG, Vyazovskiy VV, Cirelli C, Tononi G, Benca RM. Homeostatic regulation of sleep in the white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii). BMC Neurosci. 2008 May 27; 9:47. PMID: 18505569; PMCID: PMC2424059.
    70. Jones S, Pfister-Genskow M, Cirelli C, Benca RM. Changes in brain gene expression during migration in the white-crowned sparrow. Brain Res Bull. 2008 Jul 30; 76(5):536-44. PMID: 18534263; PMCID: PMC2684786.
    71. Jones S, Pfister-Genskow M, Benca RM, Cirelli C. Molecular correlates of sleep and wakefulness in the brain of the white-crowned sparrow. J Neurochem. 2008 Apr; 105(1):46-62. PMID: 18028333.
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    72. Newman SM, Paletz EM, Rattenborg NC, Obermeyer WH, Benca RM. Sleep deprivation in the pigeon using the Disk-Over-Water method. Physiol Behav. 2008 Jan 28; 93(1-2):50-8. PMID: 17765274.
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    73. Prichard JR, Armacanqui HS, Benca RM, Behan M. Light-dependent retinal innervation of the rat superior colliculus. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2007 Mar; 290(3):341-8. PMID: 17525949.
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    74. Benca RM. Narcolepsy and excessive daytime sleepiness: diagnostic considerations, epidemiology, and comorbidities. J Clin Psychiatry. 2007; 68 Suppl 13:5-8. PMID: 18078359.
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    75. Peterson MJ, Benca RM. Sleep in mood disorders. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2006 Dec; 29(4):1009-32; abstract ix. PMID: 17118279.
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    76. Fleming MD, Benca RM, Behan M. Retinal projections to the subcortical visual system in congenic albino and pigmented rats. Neuroscience. 2006 Dec; 143(3):895-904. PMID: 16996223; PMCID: PMC1876705.
    77. Keith SW, Redden DT, Katzmarzyk PT, Boggiano MM, Hanlon EC, Benca RM, Ruden D, Pietrobelli A, Barger JL, Fontaine KR, Wang C, Aronne LJ, Wright SM, Baskin M, Dhurandhar NV, Lijoi MC, Grilo CM, DeLuca M, Westfall AO, Allison DB. Putative contributors to the secular increase in obesity: exploring the roads less traveled. Int J Obes (Lond). 2006 Nov; 30(11):1585-94. PMID: 16801930.
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    78. Schaefer HS, Putnam KM, Benca RM, Davidson RJ. Event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging measures of neural activity to positive social stimuli in pre- and post-treatment depression. Biol Psychiatry. 2006 Nov 01; 60(9):974-86. PMID: 16780808.
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    79. Mostaghimi L, Obermeyer WH, Ballamudi B, Martinez-Gonzalez D, Benca RM. Effects of sleep deprivation on wound healing. J Sleep Res. 2005 Sep; 14(3):213-9. PMID: 16120095.
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    80. Hanlon EC, Andrzejewski ME, Harder BK, Kelley AE, Benca RM. The effect of REM sleep deprivation on motivation for food reward. Behav Brain Res. 2005 Aug 30; 163(1):58-69. PMID: 15967514.
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    81. Rattenborg NC, Obermeyer WH, Vacha E, Benca RM. Acute effects of light and darkness on sleep in the pigeon (Columba livia). Physiol Behav. 2005 Mar 31; 84(4):635-40. PMID: 15811399.
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    82. Benca RM. Diagnosis and treatment of chronic insomnia: a review. Psychiatr Serv. 2005 Mar; 56(3):332-43. PMID: 15746509.
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    83. Prichard JR, Fahy JL, Obermeyer WH, Behan M, Benca RM. Sleep responses to light and dark are shaped by early experience. Behav Neurosci. 2004 Dec; 118(6):1262-73. PMID: 15598135.
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    84. Benca RM. Behavioral and pharmacologic management options for insomnia. Postgrad Med. 2004 Dec; 116(6 Suppl Insomnia):23-32. PMID: 19667688.
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    85. Ancoli-Israel S, Soares CN, Gaeta R, Benca RM. Insomnia in special populations: effects of aging, menopause, chronic pain, and depression. Postgrad Med. 2004 Dec; 116(6 Suppl Insomnia):33-47. PMID: 19667689.
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    86. Ancoli-Israel S, Benca RM, Doghramji PP, Gaeta R, Israel AG, Lieberman JA, Soares CN, Brooks N, Culpepper L, Foresman B, Voirin J, Wells C. Insomnia in primary care: panel discussion. Postgrad Med. 2004 Dec; 116(6 Suppl Insomnia):48-50. PMID: 19667690.
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    87. Rattenborg NC, Mandt BH, Obermeyer WH, Winsauer PJ, Huber R, Wikelski M, Benca RM. Migratory sleeplessness in the white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii). PLoS Biol. 2004 Jul; 2(7):E212. PMID: 15252455; PMCID: PMC449897.
    88. Martinez-Gonzalez D, Obermeyer W, Fahy JL, Riboh M, Kalin NH, Benca RM. REM sleep deprivation induces changes in coping responses that are not reversed by amphetamine. Sleep. 2004 Jun 15; 27(4):609-17. PMID: 15282995.
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    89. Steininger TL, Kilduff TS, Behan M, Benca RM, Landry CF. Comparison of hypocretin/orexin and melanin-concentrating hormone neurons and axonal projections in the embryonic and postnatal rat brain. J Chem Neuroanat. 2004 Jun; 27(3):165-81. PMID: 15183202.
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    90. Benca RM. Regulation of sleep and arousal: introduction to part VII. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004 Jun; 1021:260-1. PMID: 15251895.
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    91. Benca RM, Ancoli-Israel S, Moldofsky H. Special considerations in insomnia diagnosis and management: depressed, elderly, and chronic pain populations. J Clin Psychiatry. 2004; 65 Suppl 8:26-35. PMID: 15153065.
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