Insomnia in Elderly Patients: Recommendations for Pharmacological Management

@article{Abad2018InsomniaIE,
  title={Insomnia in Elderly Patients: Recommendations for Pharmacological Management},
  author={Vivien C Abad and C Guilleminault},
  journal={Drugs \& Aging},
  year={2018},
  volume={35},
  pages={791-817}
}
Chronic insomnia affects 57% of the elderly in the United States, with impairment of quality of life, function, and health. Chronic insomnia burdens society with billions of dollars in direct and indirect costs of care. The main modalities in the treatment of insomnia in the elderly are psychological/behavioral therapies, pharmacological treatment, or a combination of both. Various specialty societies view psychological/behavioral therapies as the initial treatment intervention. Pharmacotherapy… 
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