Insomnia and psychotropic drug consumption

  title={Insomnia and psychotropic drug consumption},
  author={Maurice M. Ohayon and Malija{\"i} Caulet},
  journal={Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry},
  • M. OhayonM. Caulet
  • Published 1 May 1995
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry

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Prevalence of sleep disturbance and hypnotic medication use in relation to sociodemographic factors in the general Japanese adult population.

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Factors associated with psychotropic drug use among community-dwelling older persons: A review of empirical studies

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Epidemiologic Study of Sleep Quality and in French Secondary School Adolescents Troubles

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Sleep medication use in Canadian seniors.

  • C. I. NeutelS. Patten
  • Medicine
    The Canadian journal of clinical pharmacology = Journal canadien de pharmacologie clinique
  • 2009
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Epidemiologic study of sleep quality and troubles in French secondary school adolescents.

Utilization of hypnotic medication in the context of cancer: predictors and frequency of use

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Epidemiological study on insomnia in the general population.

A low family income, being a woman, being over 65 years of age, being retired and being separated, divorced or widowed are significantly associated with the presence of UQS, and the consumption of sleep-enhancing medication and medication to reduce anxiety is important.

Patterns of Psychotropic Drug Use in a Spanish Rural Community

The coexistence of physical and mental illness generated an increase of consumption, whereas the absence of both types of illness was associated with a very low rate of psychotropic use.

Insomnia and its treatment. Prevalence and correlates.

The survey found that insomnia afflicts 35% of all adults during the course of a year; about half of these persons experience the problem as serious; the majority of serious insomniacs were untreated by either prescribed or over-the-counter medications.

Regular hypnotic drug treatment in a sample of 32,679 Swedes: associations with somatic and mental health, inpatient psychiatric diagnoses and suicide, derived with automated record‐linkage.

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Clinical decision-making in the evaluation and treatment of insomnia.

Patterns of Benzodiazepine use in Great Britain as Measured by a General Population Survey

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Insomnia and its treatment. When are hypnotics justified?

Symptomatic treatment of transient insomnias is advisable, for without treatment these sleep disorders may become persistent. The drugs of choice are the benzodiazepine hypnotics, which have minimal