Clinical Handbook of Insomnia

Author: Hrayr P. Attarian
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1603270426
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It has been 5 years since publication of the first edition of Dr. Attarian’s Clinical Handbook of Insomnia which at the time was the first significant cl- ical textbook dedicated to insomnia, an often overlooked but important me- cal problem. The book was very well received. There has now been sufficient new information on the subject to warrant a second expanded edition of this very useful volume. Then, as now, the approach is to emphasize the frequent biological causes of insomnia rather than to attribute it primarily to underlying psychological and emotional factors. This new edition is an impressive major effort, having been expanded from 14 to 23 chapters including an extensive revision and updating of previous chapters with new references and the ad- tion of many new authors. An entirely new section of the book deals with insomnia in special populations including teenagers, pregnancy, menopause, and the geriatric population. Other new topics include insomnia as enco- tered in primary care practice, the role of circadian rhythms, the contribution of sleep related movement disorders to insomnia, insomnia in pain disorders, and the interesting entity of paradoxical insomnia, in which there is a large d- crepancy between the objective and subjective estimation of quantity of sleep. This collection within a single volume of practical information concerning a common but often neglected disorder remains a very useful addition to the armamentarium of the general or specialty physician who wishes to properly address insomnia in an informed and responsible manner.

Clinical Handbook of Insomnia

Author: Hrayr P. Attarian
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319414003
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Expanding on the critical contributions of previous editions, this updated and comprehensive resource covers the latest diagnostic criteria of insomnia. The book is thematically divided into two parts. The first section consists of chapters on nomenclature, epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, complications and prognosis and treatment both pharmacological and behavioral. The second features chapters on insomnia in special populations, including ones on children and adolescents, cancer sufferers and survivors, in pregnancy, in menopausal women and in patients with neurological disorders and those with psychiatric illnesses. This third edition fills an important niche in the medical literature by addressing insomnia in its multiple forms, summarizes the findings published in different medical journals, and presents these to the practicing health care provider in an easily accessible format.

Insomnia

Author: Charles M. Morin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306477505
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This book describes a concise and up-to-date treatment program for insomnia intended for a range of health care providers. In a user-friendly manner it provides empirically-derived and clinically useful treatment procedures, comprising a cost-effective program that can be applied to large numbers of adults with insomnia. This program fits readily into managed care (U.S.) and local health co-operative systems (U.K.), particularly as it offers an alternative to pharmacotherapy. Chapters cover an introduction to sleep and its disturbance, as well as clear-cut assessment and treatment approaches. Most of the chapters are formatted for consistency and provide regular features in addition to the descriptive text, including clinical vignettes, a checklist of learning outcomes for the clinician, and recommendations for further reading on a given topic. Where applicable, assessment materials are reproduced and interpretation criteria provided. Additional features include guidance notes for the therapist in conducting each session, worksheets for patients to complete, and implementation criteria to increase patient compliance. For maximum convenience to the clinician the book comes with a CD containing materials that can be reproduced and customized for use in the assessment and treatment process.

Sleep Disorders in Women From Menarche Through Pregnancy to Menopause

Author: Hrayr P. Attarian
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1597451150
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Increasing attention is currently being directed to a variety of health disorders that are either unique to or more common among women than men. This volume adds sleep disorders to the list of those in which important gender differences have been neglected. Sleep Disorders in Women: A Guide to Practical Management - plores the reasons for gender bias in this area of research and provides a comp- hensive and in-depth review of what is currently known and what still remains to be studied concerning this important topic. As several contributors to this volume indicate, numerous misconceptions exist due, not surprisingly, to a shortage of reliable data in the field. As an example, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is typically thought to be far more common in men than in women. However, as contributors to this volume carefully document, the prevalence of OSA in women varies considerably depending on the specific female population that is studied. It is low in premenopausal women, higher in postme- pausal women, particularly high in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, and of uncertain prevalence in pregnancy. This exemplifies the fact that as women move through varying hormonal environments including puberty, the menstrual cycle, use of oral contraceptives, pregnancy, the postpartum period, and menopause, their risk for a variety of sleep disorders varies considerably. As pointed out in Dr.

Autism

Author: Andrew W. Zimmerman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781603274890
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Creative thinking and collaborative scientific research have advanced our understanding of autism, and we are now beginning to synthesize the data into evidence and theories. Autism: Current Theories and Evidence presents current theories about autism and the evidence that supports them. The goal is to show how the scientific method is revealing the biological bases of this spectrum of disorders, thereby leading the way to their treatment and prevention using evidence-based medicine. This book has 20 chapters divided into 6 sections: Molecular and Clinical Genetics; Neurotransmitters and Cell Signaling; Endocrinology, Growth and Metabolism; Immunology, Maternal-Fetal Effects and Neuroinflammation; Neuroanatomy, Imaging and Neural networks; and Environmental Mechanisms and Models. The subjects cover a wide range of current scientific work in the field of autism, with strong and growing evidence to support them, and demonstrate both the breadth and depth of current autism research. The reader is encouraged to consider how theories and the scientific method, in the hands of these and other dedicated researchers, are leading to greater knowledge and continued progress in autism research.

Insomnia and Other Adult Sleep Problems

Author: Gregory Stores
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191580295
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Many adults suffer from disturbed sleep. There are many possible causes for sleep problems, some psychological, others physical, and these can lead to unneccessary problems with health and well-being. Comprehensive but easily understood,this book will help you to identify and explain problems leading to appropriate advice or treatment as necessary. It provide explanation of the possible causes, significance, and treatment of insomnia, excessive sleepiness, and disturbed behaviour at night. Throughout the book, advice is provided to help adults to sleep effectively with extra coverage included for those at particular risk of sleep problems, such as shift workers and parents of young children. Case studies are included to illustrate how adults with various sleep disorders have been correctly diagnosed and treated, and 'Myths vs. Facts' boxes help sort the valuable information from the misleading. Insomnia and Other Adult Sleep Problems: The Facts will be an invaluable resource for anyone with a sleep problem, their families, and the numerous health professionals who come into contact with those who suffer from sleep problems.

Clinical Sleep Disorders

Author: Paul R. Carney
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1451153953
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This clinically focused, practical reference is a complete guide to diagnosing and treating sleep disorders. It is written by and for the wide variety of clinicians who encounter sleep disorders, including neurologists, pediatric neurologists, pulmonologists, pediatric pulmonologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, and sleep laboratory technicians. Chapters follow a standardized template and include bulleted lists, tables, and clinical pearls. New chapters in this edition cover dreams, interpretation of the polysomnography report, pediatric surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea, and sleep scoring for both adults and pediatric patients. Also included is an overview chapter on comprehensive sleep medicine. Other highlights include updates on narcolepsy, parasomnias, and insomnia.

Sleep Medicine in Clinical Practice Second Edition

Author: Michael H. Silber
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1616310057
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Co-authored by a neurologist, a psychiatrist, and a pulmonologist, Sleep Medicine in Clinical Practice reflects the cross-disciplinary nature in the clinical management of sleep disorders. The authors present an overview of sleep medicine including the physiological basis of sleep, diagnostic tools and possible therapeutic strategies, emphasizing throughout the role of the clinician in diagnosing and managing disease. A practical reference for the busy physician, Sleep Medicine in Clinical Practice includes chapters on the assessment and diagnosis of sleep disorders, conditions such as narcolepsy and sleep apnea, the management of insomnia and a selection on co-existent neurologic conditions such as epilepsy and dementia. It will be of interest to sleep medicine specialists and trainees as well as neurologists, pulmonologists, psychiatrists and internists.

The Clinical Handbook of Biofeedback

Author: Inna Z. Khazan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118485327
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A practical guide to the clinical use of biofeedback, integrating powerful mindfulness techniques. A definitive desk reference for the use of peripheral biofeedback techniques in psychotherapeutic settings, backed by a wealth of clinical research Introduces mindfulness and acceptance techniques and shows how these methods can be incorporated into biofeedback practice Step-by-step instructions provide everything a clinician needs to integrate biofeedback and mindfulness including protocols, exemplar logs for tracking symptoms, and sample scripts for mindfulness exercises Includes scientifically robust treatment protocols for a range of common problems including headaches, hypertension and chronic pain

Sleep

Author: Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471751715
Format: PDF, Docs
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A unique resource on sleep medicine Written by contemporary experts from around the world, Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook covers the entire field of sleep medicine. Taking a novel approach, the text features both syndrome- and patient-oriented coverage, making it ideally suited for both clinical use and academic study. Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook begins with a brief introduction to the basic science of sleep, from neurobiology to physiologic processes. This leads into sections offering comprehensive coverage of insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, parasomnias, movement disorders, and much more. Sleep and related disorders are also discussed, followed by chapters on considerations for special patient groups. Special materials for practitioners include a sample interview and questionnaire as well as a chapter on operating and managing a sleep center. The text concludes with discussions of sleep assessment methods such as polysomnography, actigraphy, and video EEG monitoring. With full coverage of over 100 key topics in sleep medicine, Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook offers the most practical, thorough, yet handy resource available on adult and pediatric sleep medicine. Praise from the reviews: "...no other publication in the field can begin to compare with the breadth or depth of the 'Handbook'...I cannot imagine a functioning sleep disorders clinic without at least one copy on standby as a ready reference." PscyCRITIQUES "Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook is a first-rate textbook with concise, up-to-date information covering a wide range of subjects pertinent to the practice of sleep medicine." DOODY'S HEALTH SERVICES