Sleep Disorders

Paperback | October 25, 2013

bySue Wilson, David Nutt

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Sleep dysfunction is one of the primary symptoms reported by patients with psychiatric disorders, and specifically those suffering from anxiety and depressive disorders. Conversely, primary insomnia and other sleep disorders produce symptoms of mood disturbance that are quite similar to thosereported by patients with psychiatric disorders. Because of this overlap in the symptoms and treatments for insomnias and psychiatric disorders, it is important for clinicians to be able to accurately identify the root cause of sleep dysfunction in individual patients in order to optimize treatment.Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library series, Sleep Disorders provides clinicians with an overview of current understanding of sleep physiology, the pathophysiology of sleep disturbance, and the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. This second edition includes new sections covering sleepproblems in children, sleep in the elderly, and sleep in pregnancy and menopause, as well as new algorithms from the British Association of Psychopharmacology's (BAP's) new Consensus Guidelines on the management of sleep disorders.

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Sleep dysfunction is one of the primary symptoms reported by patients with psychiatric disorders, and specifically those suffering from anxiety and depressive disorders. Conversely, primary insomnia and other sleep disorders produce symptoms of mood disturbance that are quite similar to thosereported by patients with psychiatric disord...

Sue Wilson is Senior Research Fellow, Neuropsychopharmacology Unit, Division of Brain Sciences, Department of Medicine at Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, UK. David Nutt is Professor and Head of Neuropsychopharmacology, Division of Brain Sciences, Department of Medicine at Imperial College London, South Kensing...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.68 inPublished:October 25, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199674558

ISBN - 13:9780199674558

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1. Normal sleep2. Diagnosing sleep disorders3. Insomnia4. Hypersomnia5. Parasomnias6. Circadian rhythm sleep disorders7. Psychiatric disorders and sleep8. Sleep disorders associated with neurological and medical disorders9. Pharmacology of sleep10. Coping with irregular working hours: preventing sleep problems in doctors, nurses, and other health professionals