Clinical Handbook of Insomnia

December 31, 2006

More than one third of American adults experience persistentinsomnia, the second most common complaint-afterpain-in the primary care setting. However, insomnia hasoften been ignored, trivialized, or summarily (often erroneously)attributed to underlying or preexisting psychologicalproblems. This handbook is the first clinically oriented textdedicated to the evaluation and treatment of insomnia.

Totowa, NJ, Humana Press, 2004, 191 pages,$89.50 hardcoverMore than one third of American adults experience persistentinsomnia, the second most common complaint--afterpain--in the primary care setting. However, insomnia hasoften been ignored, trivialized, or summarily (often erroneously)attributed to underlying or preexisting psychologicalproblems. This handbook is the first clinically oriented textdedicated to the evaluation and treatment of insomnia.Chapters cover the epidemiology, physiologic basis, and differentialdiagnosis of insomnia; insomnia in children andadolescents; sleep state misperception; sleep hygiene; insomniacaused by medical and neurologic disorders; insomniaassociated with psychiatric disorders; primary sleep disorders;and cognitive-behavioral and drug therapies for insomnia.Each chapter is accompanied by detailed case studies,algorithms, charts, and graphs.