Treatment of sleep dysfunction and psychiatric disorders

  title={Treatment of sleep dysfunction and psychiatric disorders},
  author={Philip M. Becker},
  journal={Current Treatment Options in Neurology},
  • P. Becker
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Current Treatment Options in Neurology
Opinion statementPatients with neurologic disorders commonly experience sleep dysfunction and psychiatric disorders. The most common sleep dysfunction is insomnia, which is a primary symptom in 30% to 90% of psychiatric disorders. Insomnia and fatigue are prominent symptoms of anxiety disorders and major depression, including patients who are treated but have residual symptoms. Anxiety and depressive disorders account for 40% to 50% of all cases of chronic insomnia. It is also recognized that… 

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