Overcoming Insomnia: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach, Therapist Guide

Paperback | October 8, 2014

byJack D. Edinger, Colleen E. Carney

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It is estimated that one in ten U.S. adults suffers from chronic insomnia. If left untreated, chronic insomnia reduces quality of life and increases risk for psychiatric and medical disease, especially depression and anxiety. The Overcoming Insomnia treatment program uses evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) methods to correct poor sleep habits. CBT has been proven in multiple studies to improve sleep by reducing time spent in bed before sleep onset, reducing time spent awake after first sleep onset, andincreasing the quality and efficiency of sleep. Developed by Jack D. Edinger and Colleen E. Carney, this second edition has been thoroughly updated according to the DSM-5, which now conceptualizes insomnia as a sleep-wake disorder, rather than a sleep disorder only. The DSM-5 has also eliminated thedifferentiation between primary and secondary insomnias, so this program provides an expanded discussion of daytime related issues as well as delivery issues specific to those with comorbid mental and medical problems. Patients are first given information about healthy sleep and the reasons for improving sleep habits, then a behavioral program is developed to address that patient's specific sleep problems. Use of a sleep diary, assessment forms, and other homework (all provided in the corresponding patientWorkbook) allows client and therapist to work together to develop an effective sleep regimen tailored specifically for each client, and several sessions are dedicated to increasing compliance and problem-solving.

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It is estimated that one in ten U.S. adults suffers from chronic insomnia. If left untreated, chronic insomnia reduces quality of life and increases risk for psychiatric and medical disease, especially depression and anxiety. The Overcoming Insomnia treatment program uses evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) methods to cor...

Jack D. Edinger, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at National Jewish Health in Denver, CO. Dr. Edinger is one of the world leaders in insomnia treatment and insomnia research. He is recognized internationally for his research and clinical leadership in the areas of insomnia diagnosis and treatment. His early case ser...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.8 × 6.89 × 0.51 inPublished:October 8, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199339384

ISBN - 13:9780199339389

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Table of Contents

1. Introductory Information for Therapists2. Pre-Treatment Assessment3. Session 1: Psychoeducational and Behavioral Therapy Components4. Session 2: Cognitive Therapy Comoponents5. Follow-Up Sessions6. Considerations in CBT Delivery: Challenging Patients and Treatment SettingsAppendix 1 Sleep History QuestionnaireAppendix 2 Daytime Insomnia Symptom Response Scale (DIRS)References