Treatment-oriented and focusing on medications and therapies currently at the forefront of the science, this guide
covers the latest research on the biological basis of insomnia
discusses the most recent pharmacological and behavioral therapies
reflects the expertise of internationally recognized leaders in the field
examines possible triggers of insomnia, as well as the symptoms and diagnosis of this disorder
Exploring current treatment regimens and emerging pharmaceuticals, this reference provides an expert overview of this common medical condition with contributions from acknowledged authorities in sleep medicine. Spanning the wide array of treatment options available, from over-the-counter and herbal drugs to cognitive-behavioral therapy and sedative-hypnotic medications, this guide will provide quick-access to key information required by clinicians as they care for patients suffering from insomnia.
Table of Contents CONSIDERATIONS IN THE TREATMENT OF INSOMNIA. Introduction: Insomnia is Not an Overnight Success. The Treatment of Insomnia: A Historical Perspective. Psychological Understanding of Insomnia and Behavioral Approaches to Treatment. The Biological Foundation of Insomnia and the Role of Neurotransmitters. PHARMACOLOGY OF SLEEP WITH THE NEWER DRUGS AND NON-PRESCRIPTION AGENTS. The Pharmacology of the Partial Benzodiazepine Agonists and Sleep: Zolpidem, Zaleplon, and Indiplon. Eszopiclone: Pharmacology and Effect on Sleep. REmeleton and Melatonin: Pharmacology and Effect on Sleep. Herbal and OTC Treatments of Sleep. Future Directions in the Treatment of Insomnia