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Case Studies in Insomnia

  • Peter J. Hauri

Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Arthur J. Spielman, Paul B. Glovinsky
      Pages 1-15
  3. Specific Behavioral Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-18
    2. Richard R. Bootzin, Dana Epstein, James M. Wood
      Pages 19-28
    3. Patricia Lacks
      Pages 29-47
    4. Paul B. Glovinsky, Arthur J. Spielman
      Pages 49-63
  4. Psychotherapeutic Techniques and Pharmacotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-86
    2. Vincent P. Zarcone Jr.
      Pages 87-101
    3. Andrew J. Borson
      Pages 103-114
    4. Edward J. Stepanski, Frank J. Zorick, Thomas Roth
      Pages 115-129
  5. Comprehensive and Integrated Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Michael M. Stevenson, Marsha K. Weinstein
      Pages 133-153
    3. Neil Steinberg
      Pages 155-174
    4. Sidney D. Nau, John H. Koewler, James K. Walsh
      Pages 175-189
  6. Disorders of the Sleep—Wake Schedule

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Richard P. Allen
      Pages 207-220
  7. Specific Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Merrill M. Mitler, Steven Poceta, Stuart J. Menn, Milton K. Erman
      Pages 223-236
    3. Judith Flaxman
      Pages 237-247
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 249-254

About this book

Introduction

If ever a book could be called timely, this is it. Sleep disorders medicine has made rapid advances in recent years. The field has attained growing respectability, with a textbook recently published, a congressionally man­ dated National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research, and a growing public awareness of the importance of sleep disorders. However, this rapid growth has made the discrepancy among certain components of the field all the more obvious. Thus, we find that patients who complain of insom­ nia are almost never in the majority of those seen in sleep disorders centers, in spite of the well-known fact that the prevalence of such individ­ uals in our society is by far the largest. Current articles on insomnia abound, but they tend to be facile recitations of diagnosis and impractical global recommendations for treat­ ment, without providing the essential details. Indeed, the clinical profes­ sions really do not know what to do about insomnia. This is reflected in a number of observations I have made in the recent past. For example, the majority of individuals who complain of insomnia take alcohol, aspirin, over-the-counter medications, hot baths, and a host of other nostrums, but rarely seek a physician. In the unlikely event that a physician is consulted, he is likely to prescribe a sleep medication but without any particular consistency, or any clear instructions on its use.

Keywords

Management Psychotherapeut Syndrom assessment diagnosis intervention

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter J. Hauri
    • 1
  1. 1.Sleep Disorders CenterMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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