Ask the Editor – Jet Lag and Psychiatric Disorders: Plan for Prevention
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 17, Number 4, April 2019
Chris Aiken, MD.
Editor-in-Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report. Practicing psychiatrist, Winston-Salem, NC.
Dr. Aiken has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Jet lag happens when people fly across multiple time zones. The body’s internal clock gets out of sync with the outside signals of sunrise and sunset. The result is insomnia, poor concentration, fatigue, and gastrointestinal symptoms.