Sleep Disorders and Psychiatry

Sleep Disorders and Psychiatry

by Daniel J. Buysse
     
 

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The book describes the major categories of sleep disorders, detailing how virtually every psychiatric disorder and a wide variety of medical illnesses adversely affect sleep. Experts present knowledge about these conditions and treatment, emphasizing the disorders most likely to be encountered in psychiatric clinical practice.

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The book describes the major categories of sleep disorders, detailing how virtually every psychiatric disorder and a wide variety of medical illnesses adversely affect sleep. Experts present knowledge about these conditions and treatment, emphasizing the disorders most likely to be encountered in psychiatric clinical practice.

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Reviewer: Daniel Loiterstein, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: The American Psychiatric Press has published The Annual Review of Psychiatry for nearly 25 years and the 2005 series reviews four topics, including the topic of this book, sleep disorders. For multiple reasons, 2005 will be the final year of publication.
Purpose: This is a comprehensive review of sleep disorders, with the addition of recent findings. Sleep medicine is a rapidly evolving field and multiple medical disciplines contribute to its knowledge base. This volume reviews literature from several sources for an audience with a primary psychiatric background.
Audience: The audience is primarily psychiatrists with an interest in updating their knowledge and understanding of sleep medicine. The book would be very useful to practitioners in many academic and clinical settings. The authors are among the foremost psychiatric authorities on sleep.
Features: A comprehensive review of sleep is provided by the editor in the first chapter. The balance of the book provides a complete and understandable review of the most common sleep disorders. These include: insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, parasomnias, and circadian rhythm sleep disorders. Tables and pictures are generously used. Indexes at the end of each chapter note important references from the primary literature.
Assessment: This is one of many relevant topics that have been updated in the Review of Psychiatry series. This volume is lucid and complete. It is an excellent addition to the library of psychiatrists needing a reference or update of sleep medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585627110
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/03/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

W. Vaughn McCall

Sleep problems are perhaps the most common complaints cutting across all psychiatric settings. The practitioner needs to separate those sleep problems which are intrinsic to psychiatric disorders from those which are primary sleep disorders, and must manage each. Sleep Disorders and Psychiatry provides context and practical information to accomplish these tasks.

Michael J. Sateia

Ever increasing evidence regarding the impact of sleep disorders on emotional, behavioral, and neurocognitive function underscores the importance of sleep disorders to the practice of psychiatry. In this volume, Dr. Buysse and colleagues have effectively synthesized state-of-the-art information regarding the presentations, complications, and management of major sleep disorders, particularly as they pertain to psychiatry. The information offered in these chapters will enhance the clinical effectiveness of all mental health professionals.

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