Sleep Disorders: The Clinicians Guide to Diagnosis and Management

Paperback | October 26, 2011

byRuth Benca

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Millions of people complain of sleep problems, from insomnia to excessive daytime sleepiness, to chronic fatigue and the irritability associated with unsatisfactory sleep. Sleep problems are an important aspect of several psychiatric disorders, notably mood and anxiety disorders. Sleepdeprivation has also been identified as a factor in numerous other medical conditions, including diabetes and impaired immune function. No matter what its specific medical source, sleep deprivation possesses high societal costs - impaired driving, work-related accidents and chronically poor workperformance. In terms of specific sleep disorders, sleep apnea is becoming increasingly prevalent with the advent of chronic obesity. Despite the importance of sleep deprivation, education in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders is often neglected in undergraduate and post-graduatemedical training. As a result, many physicians are uncomfortable assessing or treating even common sleep problems.Part of the Oxford American Neurology Library, this concise, portable guide provides an essential reference on current, evidence-based medical approaches for effective diagnosis and long term management of common sleep disorders. The volume includes chapters on all major sleep disorders; eachchapter describes the disorder and its symptoms, suggests diagnostic criteria and recommends methods of evaluation and treatment options. In addition, it features such useful tools and resources as a sleep diary, instructions for commonly used behavioral techniques, and helpful guidelines for theimplementation of sleep disorder behavioral treatments.

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Millions of people complain of sleep problems, from insomnia to excessive daytime sleepiness, to chronic fatigue and the irritability associated with unsatisfactory sleep. Sleep problems are an important aspect of several psychiatric disorders, notably mood and anxiety disorders. Sleepdeprivation has also been identified as a factor ...

Ruth Benca, MD, PhD, is Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 26, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Normal Sleep2. Clinical Evalutation of Sleep Disorders3. Insomnia4. Sleep Apnea and Related Disorders5. Excessive Sleepiness and Narcolepsy6. Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders7. Parasomnias8. Sleep Related Movement DisordersAppendicesAppendix 1 Helpful websites for patients and health care providersAppendix 2 Insomnia algorithmAppendix 3 ICSD-2 Diagnoses with ICD numbersSleep MeasuresAppendix 4 Berlin questionnaire for sleep apneaAppendix 5 Epworth Sleepiness ScaleAppendix 6a Two Week Sleep Diary from AASMAppendix 6b National Sleep Foundation Sleep DiaryAppendix 7 Insomnia Severity IndexAppendix 8 Pittsburgh Sleep Quality IndexAppendix 9 Morning Eveningness QuestionnaireAppendix 10 BMI table (from NHLBI)Appendix 11 Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), NIMHIndex