[Drug treatment of sleep disorders in the elderly].

Abstract

Changes in the pattern of sleep, e.g. more frequent nocturnal awakenings, are normal in the elderly. There is also a greater incidence of medical and psychiatric sleep disorders (depression, dementia). Initially, a thorough diagnostic assessment should be performed in order to identify disorders which can be treated specifically. For the symptomatic drug… (More)

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@article{Wiegand2003DrugTO, title={[Drug treatment of sleep disorders in the elderly].}, author={Michael Wiegand}, journal={Der Internist}, year={2003}, volume={44 9}, pages={1187-92} }