Sleep Medicine

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Harold R. Smith, Cynthia L. Comella, Birgit Högl
Cambridge University Press, Apr 10, 2008 - Medical
Sleep disorders exact a high toll on society in terms of diminished quality of life, reduced productivity and cost to medical services. This book guides the reader through the basic science of sleep and how to evaluate individuals suffering from sleep irregularities. Complex features of sleep disorders are then discussed, including parasomnias, sleep apnea, night terrors and restless legs syndrome. The book also looks at how these sleep abnormalities can affect individuals with other psychiatric disorders such as epilepsy, depression and anxiety disorders. Covering disorders from insomnia to narcolepsy, and specialty areas from pediatric to geriatric, this wide ranging and accessible guide allows non-sleep specialists to approach and understand important information that is clinically relevant in everyday practice. Illustrated with summary tables, figures and treatment algorithms, this book will be a useful guide for neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, pulmonologists and internists as well as health care professionals in training.

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Contents

Section 2 Sleep Disorders
46
Section 3 Sleep in Specialty areas
157
Index
256
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Page 171 - ... 6. Fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day 7. Feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt (which may be delusional) nearly every day (not merely self-reproach or guilt about being sick) 8. Diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness, nearly every day (either by subjective account or as observed by others) 9. Recurrent thoughts of death (not just fear of dying), recurrent suicidal ideation without a specific plan, or a suicide attempt or a specific plan for...
Page 171 - Do not include symptoms that are clearly due to a general medical condition, or mood-incongruent delusions or hallucinations. ( 1 ) depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day, as indicated by either subjective report (eg, feels sad or empty) or observation made by others (eg, appears tearful).
Page 179 - A (ie .active-phase symptoms) and may include periods of prodromal or residual symptoms. During these prodromal or residual periods, the signs of the disturbance may be manifested by only negative symptoms or two or more symptoms listed in Criterion A present in an attenuated form (eg, odd beliefs, unusual perceptual experiences).
Page 171 - ... 9. recurrent thoughts of death (not just fear of dying), recurrent suicidal ideation without a specific plan, or a suicide attempt or a specific plan for committing suicide B. The symptoms do not meet criteria for a Mixed Episode.
Page 171 - Five (or more) of the following symptoms have been present during the same 2-week period and represent a change from previous functioning; at least one of the symptoms is either (1) depressed mood or (2) loss of interest or pleasure.
Page 179 - A. Characteristic symptoms: Two (or more) of the following, each present for a significant portion of time during a...
Page 171 - In children, consider failure to make expected weight gains 4. Insomnia or hypersomnia nearly every day 5. Psychomotor agitation or retardation nearly every day (observable by others, not merely subjective feelings of restlessness or being slowed down) 6. Fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day 7.
Page 179 - Two (or more) of the following, each present for a significant portion of time during a 1 -month period (or less if successfully treated): (1) delusions (2) hallucinations (3) disorganized speech (eg, frequent derailment or incoherence) (4) grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior (5) negative symptoms, ie, affective flattening, alogia, or avolition...
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Page 33 - Sitting, inactive in a public place (eg, a theater or a meeting) As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit...

About the author (2008)

Harold R. Smith is Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology and Director Emeritus, Center for Sleep Medicine at the University of California, Irvine, CA, USA.

Cynthia L. Comella is a Professor for Neurological Sciences, Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA.

Birgit Hgl is Head of the Sleep Disorders Clinic, Department of Neurology, Innsbrck Medical University, Innsbrck, Austria.

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