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Sleep Disturbance During an Acute Manic Episode

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Insomnia is commonly encountered among individuals with psychiatric conditions and can be experienced as an acute or a chronic symptom. The etiology behind the development of insomnia is complex with a wide differential diagnosis necessitating exploration into potential secondary causes. Assessing for underlying psychiatric or medical conditions including medication or substance-induced side effects is the first step in approaching individuals with insomnia. Evidence-based treatment options in the management of insomnia range from nonpharmacologic methods such as sleep hygiene techniques and behavioral therapies to pharmacologic interventions. Though pharmacologic interventions can effectively be utilized to treat insomnia, a careful review of potential side effects including risks of habit-formation must be completed prior to prescribing medication. Tailoring the treatment of insomnia to address any underlying conditions or causes and conducting close follow-up routinely are critical in successfully managing individuals with insomnia.

Keywords

  • Insomnia
  • Sleep
  • Insomnia management
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Treatment of insomnia
  • Therapy for insomnia

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Allen, M., Gharbaoui, Y., Wu, C., Abdel-Gawad, N., Gordon, M. (2021). Sleep Disturbance During an Acute Manic Episode. In: Khawaja, I.S., Hurwitz, T.D. (eds) Sleep Disorders in Selected Psychiatric Settings. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-59309-4_13

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