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It is a practitioner's guidebook proposing steps to assessing and treating an issue that borders on health and wellbeing and psychology. The supplementary CD-ROM incorporated with the booklet comprises fabrics (i.e. scales, inventories, questionnaires, etc.) that may be reproduced and customised as wanted. it really is a useful source for psychologists, nurses, physicians, and allied healthiness pros and all those that care for victims of persistent sleep difficulties.

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Parasomnias, however, will seldom be confused with insomnia. Sleep Problems Associated with Medical/Psychiatric Disorders ICSD-R recognizes that a large number of medical diagnoses may be associated with sleep disturbance. 3. Insomnia may be secondary to illness either because of direct effects upon sleep, or indirectly through pain or discomfort during the night. Medications used to treat illnesses can also impact adversely upon sleep (see below). Sleep disturbance also features in a wide range of psychiatric disorders, most notably in depression, although there is an association also with other disorders such as panic and generalized anxiety.

We strongly recommend, however, that our CBT program is delivered in full whenever possible because there is limited evidence supporting the tailoring of therapy as being more effective than applying the best-evidenced intervention plan. 4 Sleep Hygiene and Relaxation Therapy INTRODUCTION In this chapter we will cover two approaches to the management of insomnia that can be conveniently linked together. Components of ‘sleep hygiene’, and relaxation methods, are often well known to insomniacs because they are commonly reproduced in newspaper and magazine articles as ‘simple steps to a good night’s sleep’.

4. Predisposing, precipitating and perpetuating factors in insomnia. J. B. Glovinsky (1991). The varied nature of insomnia. J. ) Case studies of insomnia (pp. 1–15). Copyright 1991 by Plenum Press. Reprinted with permission. Research also suggests that elevated autonomic or metabolic rate may represent a vulnerability factor for insomnia. Nevertheless, predisposing factors alone would not normally produce insomnia. Transient sleep disorder seems a likely context within which to identify precipitating factors.

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