Clinical Handbook of Insomnia

  • Hrayr P. Attarian

Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hrayr P. Attarian, Pallavi Nishith-Davis, Carla R. Jungquist, Michael L. Perlis
      Pages 3-10
    3. Hrayr P. Attarian
      Pages 11-21
    4. Michael H. Bonnet, Donna L. Arand
      Pages 23-38
    5. Hrayr P. Attarian
      Pages 39-50
  3. The Primary Insomnias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. John Garcia
      Pages 53-65
    3. Hrayr P. Attarian
      Pages 67-80
    4. Hrayr P. Attarian
      Pages 81-87
    5. Stephen Duntley
      Pages 89-97
    6. Hrayr P. Attarian
      Pages 99-106
  4. The Secondary Insomnias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Samy S. Karaz
      Pages 127-140
    3. Stephen Duntley
      Pages 141-152
  5. Treatment of Insomnia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Michael L. Perlis, Michael T. Smith, Carla R. Jungquist, Sara Nowakowski, Henry Orff, James Soeffing
      Pages 155-171
    3. Hrayr P. Attarian
      Pages 173-186
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 187-191

About this book


Although insomnia is the second most common complaint, after pain, in the primary care setting, medical texts and reference books often fail to give full treatment to the subject. In Clinical Handbook of Insomnia, expert clinicians and researchers provide practicing primary health care providers the first clinically oriented, comprehensive textbook devoted to the evaluation and treatment of insomnia. Summarizing the latest findings published in a wide variety of medical journals, these experts concisely review the primary insomnias (those in children and adults, psychophysiological and idiopathic insomnia, and sleep state misperception), as well as those caused by medical, neurological, and psychiatric problems. They then fully discuss the latest pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments for insomnia, illustrating each topic with detailed case studies, algorithms, charts, and graphs to better demonstrate the points presented. Also included is a simple algorithm for the differential diagnosis of insomnia.
Comprehensive, easy to read, and up-to-date, Clinical Handbook of Insomnia considers the disorder in all its multiple forms, helping the practicing health care provider to identify the problem early on, to recognize its underlying cause, and to prescribe the most efficacious treatment.


Breathing Circadian Rhythm Epidemiology of Insomnia Geriatrics Idiopathic Menopause Pain Pharmacological treatment Physiologic basis Pregnancy Primary Care Sleep Hygiene Teens perception

Editors and affiliations

  • Hrayr P. Attarian
    • 1
  1. 1.Sleep Program in Neurology and Sleep Laboratory of the Clinical Neurophysiology LaboratoriesUniversity of Vermont College of MedicineBurlingtonUSA

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