Sleeping Without a Pill: Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Insomnia

  title={Sleeping Without a Pill: Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Insomnia},
  author={Lara Kierlin},
  journal={Journal of Psychiatric Practice},
  • Lara Kierlin
  • Published 1 November 2008
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of Psychiatric Practice
Insomnia is a complaint of patients seen in many medical settings, but it is particularly prevalent in patients who present to mental health practitioners. When choosing an intervention for insomnia, physicians often turn to pharmacological management options as their primary strategy, with other modalities only considered secondarily, if at all. Medications for insomnia, which include benzodiazepines, nonbenzodiazepines, and antihistamines, have been found to have both varying degrees of… 

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