Overcoming Insomnia: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach, Therapist Guide by Jack D. Edinger, Colleen E. Carney |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Overcoming Insomnia: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach, Therapist Guide

Overcoming Insomnia: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach, Therapist Guide

by Jack D. Edinger, Colleen E. Carney
     
 

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It is estimated that one in ten U.S. adults suffers from chronic insomnia. If left untreated, chronic insomnia reduces quality of life and increases risk for psychiatric and medical disease, especially depression and anxiety.

The Overcoming Insomnia treatment program uses evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) methods to correct poor sleep habits. CBT

Overview

It is estimated that one in ten U.S. adults suffers from chronic insomnia. If left untreated, chronic insomnia reduces quality of life and increases risk for psychiatric and medical disease, especially depression and anxiety.

The Overcoming Insomnia treatment program uses evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) methods to correct poor sleep habits. CBT has been proven in multiple studies to improve sleep by reducing time spent in bed before sleep onset, reducing time spent awake after first sleep onset, and increasing the quality and efficiency of sleep. Developed by Jack D. Edinger and Colleen E. Carney, this second edition has been thoroughly updated according to the DSM-5, which now conceptualizes insomnia as a sleep-wake disorder, rather than a sleep disorder only. The DSM-5 has also eliminated the differentiation between primary and secondary insomnias, so this program provides an expanded discussion of daytime related issues as well as delivery issues specific to those with comorbid mental and medical problems. Patients are first given information about healthy sleep and the reasons for improving sleep habits, then a behavioral program is developed to address that patient's specific sleep problems. Use of a sleep diary, assessment forms, and other homework (all provided in the corresponding patient Workbook) allows client and therapist to work together to develop an effective sleep regimen tailored specifically for each client, and several sessions are dedicated to increasing compliance and problem-solving.

Editorial Reviews

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"This is very significant contribution to this field and this edition provides updates in the field which impact the conceptualization of insomnia and the delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy for its treatment. The authors are prominent experts in the field of insomnia and its treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy." —M. Isabel L. Crisostomo, MD, Doody's Health Sciences Book Review

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Reviewer: M. Isabel L. Crisostomo, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This is second edition of a book which, together with the companion patient workbook, provides a stepwise therapist guide for the diagnosis and treatment of insomnia.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a helpful resource for the diagnosis and treatment of insomnia with updates based on the DSM-5 conceptualization of insomnia as a sleep-wake disorder as well as elimination of the differentiation of primary and secondary insomnia. Thus, this edition includes a discussion of daytime issues related to insomnia as well as treatment related issues for patients with mental and medical problems. As with the first edition, the book provides information about healthy sleep followed by behavioral programs to address insomnia. It includes use of a sleep diary, assessment forms, and other homework, which are in the companion workbook for the patient.
Audience: The intended audience is clinicians on the frontline of practice, whether they are psychologists, physicians, nurses, or other allied health professionals.
Features: The first chapter introduces cognitive behavioral therapy, discussing various key concepts, including the nature of insomnia, diagnostic criteria for insomnia, development of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the theoretical basis of CBT for insomnia, risks and benefits of CBT, alternate therapies such as medications, and an outline of the treatment program. The next chapter tackles pretreatment assessment, which includes the clinical interview, sleep diaries and a variety of questionnaires, scales, indexes and tests related to the assessment of sleep and insomnia. The third chapter, or session 1, discusses psychoeducational and behavioral therapy components. Chapter 4, or session 2, deals with the cognitive therapy components of the program. The next chapter tackles follow-up sessions and discusses adjustments of time-in-bed recommendations, reinforcing treatment adherence and other troubleshooting issues. The last chapter discusses considerations in CBT delivery which include CBT with insomnia patients who are hypnotic-dependent, patients with comorbid disorders, chronic pain, sleep-disordered breathing, depression, alcohol abuse, anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Illustrative cases in all the chapters reinforce the concepts being explained.
Assessment: This is very significant contribution to this field and this edition provides updates in the field which impact the conceptualization of insomnia and the delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy for its treatment. The authors are prominent experts in the field of insomnia and its treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199339389
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/24/2014
Series:
Treatments That Work Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
774,258
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Jack D. Edinger, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at National Jewish Health in Denver, CO. Dr. Edinger is one of the world leaders in insomnia treatment and insomnia research. He is recognized internationally for his research and clinical leadership in the areas of insomnia diagnosis and treatment. His early case series studies are among the very first to document the effectiveness of current-day cognitive behavioral insomnia therapy approaches. He has over 32 years of research and clinical experience working with insomnia patients.

Colleen E. Carney, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory at Ryerson University in Toronto. Dr. Carney is a world renowned expert in comorbid insomnias and the treatment of insomnia with Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). In the Sleep and Depression Laboratory she trains graduate students and treatment providers in CBT for insomnia. She also provides CBT training workshops worldwide. She uses the treatment described in this book in her randomized controlled trials, funded by such agencies as the National Institute of Mental Health, Canadian Institutes for Health Research and the National Institute for Nursing Research. Dr. Carney is passionate about improving access to empirically supported insomnia therapy to patients.

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