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(p. 659) Treatment of Sleep Disorders 

(p. 659) Treatment of Sleep Disorders
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(p. 659) Treatment of Sleep Disorders
Author(s):

Deepa Burman

, Daniel J. Buysse

, and Charles F. Reynolds

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199342211.003.0021
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date: 04 June 2020

This chapter provides an evidence-based review of the seven categories of DSM-5 sleep-wake disorders. Specific sleep-wake disorders vary widely in their clinical manifestations, etiologies, treatment, and the level of evidence supporting those treatments. Sleep-wake disorders are prevalent, increase the risk of many common mental and substance use disorders, and exacerbate these disorders, with which they typically co-occur. Unless properly treated in their own right, sleep-wake disorders can impair treatment response and worsen the long-term course of mental disorders. Thus, it is important for psychiatrists and other mental health practitioners to understand the diagnosis and treatment of sleep-wake disorders and when to refer patients to a sleep medicine specialist.

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