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Sleep Disorders Part II

Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Series Editors: Aminoff, Boller and Swaab)

This volume explores sleep medicine, sleep science, and the sleep disorders that keep one-quarter of the U.S. population from getting this necessary component of normal cognitive functioning and survival.

With an emphasis on diagnostic techniques, particularly imaging, this handbook shines newfound attention on the genetic and clinical aspects of sleep medicine. Advances in basic science are explored, including a better understanding of sleep-wakefulness and new models of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep mechanisms. Advancements in the understanding of sleep-wake-dependent genes, gene products, and the role of sleep duration in mortality and morbidity are also presented, along with fascinating noninvasive neuroimaging studies that demonstrate marked changes in function during different sleep states.

Clinicians will gain new insights into the diagnosis of sleep disorders and sleep science. In addition, researchers will have an invaluable tool that will form a foundation for new approaches into the ongoing study of sleep medicine.

Neuroscience research workers

Hardbound, 560 Pages

Published: December 2010

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-52007-4


  • SECTION 5: Classification of sleep disorders

    Classification of sleep disorders.

    SECTION 6: Genetics of sleep disorders

    Genetics of sleep disorders.

    SECTION 7: Insomnia

    Neurological perspectives in insomnia and hyperarousal syndromes. Insomnia: nature, diagnosis and treatment. Pharmacotherapy for insomnia.

    SECTION 8: Hypersomnia

    Hypothalamus, hypocretins/orexin and vigilance control. Narcolepsy and catalepsy. Recurrent hypersomnias. Excessive daytime sleepiness.

    SECTION 9 Abnormal movements in sleep

    Motor control in sleep. NREM parasomnias. REM sleep parasomnias. Isolated motor phenomena and symptoms of sleep. Sleep bruxism. Restless legs syndrome and periodic leg movements in sleep.

    SECTION 10: Circadian rhythm sleep disorders

    Molecular neurobiology of circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythm sleep disorders.

    SECTION 11: Sleep and neurological disorders

    Fatal familial insomnia and the role of the thalamus in sleep regulation. Sleep disorders in Parkinson’s disease. Sleep disorders in neurodegenerative diseases other than Parkinson’s disease. Sleep and stroke. Sleep and headache. Sleep and breathing in neuromuscular disorders. Sleep related epilepsy. Sleep disorders in multiple sclerosis.

    SECTION 12: Sleep and violence

    Violent parasomnias: forensic implications.


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