For professionals in psychiatry and pharmaceuticals who fear
litigation relating to behavioral problems, mental competence, or
accidents because of sleep medicine, or for lawyers involved in such
cases. Describes normal and abnormal patterns of sleep, the
importance of sleep for effective functioning, dissociative states,
alertness, and drug-related sleepiness. Also explores implications of
sleep medicine in a wide range of legal contexts, including criminal
responsibility, employment, and civil liability for negligence.
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