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Therapy in Sleep Medicine

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Therapy in Sleep Medicine, by Drs. Teri J. Barkoukis, Jean K. Matheson, Richard Ferber, and Karl Doghrami, provides the clinically focused coverage you need for rapid diagnosis and effective treatment of sleep disorders. A multidisciplinary team of leading authorities presents the latest on sleep breathing disorders (including obstructive sleep apnea), neuropharmacology, parasomnias, neurologic disorders affecting sleep, sleep therapy for women, sleep therapy in geriatric patients, controversies, and future trends in therapy in a highly illustrated, easy-to-follow format. The fully searchable text is online at, making this practical resource portable and easily accessible.


Sleep Medicine

Internal Medicine






Hardbound, 816 Pages

Published: October 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-1703-7


    Introduction to Sleep Medicine
    Chapter 1: History of Sleep in Society, Sleep Science, and Sleep Medicine, 3

    Chapter 2: Approach to the Patient with a Sleep Disorder, 10

    Chapter 3: Introduction to Sleep Medicine Diagnostics in Adults, 28

    Background to Sleep Medicine Therapeutics
    Chapter 4: Overview of Sleep, 43

    Chapter 5: Essentials of Sleep Medicine Neuropharmacology, 62

    Chapter 6: Stimulant Pharmacology, 85

    Chapter 7: Pharmacology of Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonist Hypnotics, 99

    Chapter 8: Pharmacology of Psychotropic Drugs, 109

    Chapter 9: Alternative Therapeutics for Sleep Disorders, 126

    Chapter 10: Overview of Insomnia, 143

    Chapter 11: Sleep/Wake Lifestyle Modifi cations, 151

    Chapter 12: Cognitive Behavioral and Psychological Therapies for Chronic Insomnia, 161

    Chapter 13: Pharmacotherapeutic Approach to Insomnia in Adults, 172

    Chapter 14: The Role of Psychology in Sleep Disorders and in Their Treatment, 181

    Chapter 15: Behavioral and Medical Interventions in Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders, 195

    Chapter 16: Positive Airway Pressure Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, 206

    Chapter 17: Surgical Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea/ Hypopnea Syndrome, 218

    Chapter 18: Oral Appliances in Snoring and Sleep Apnea Syndrome, 230

    Chapter 19: Central and Mixed Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders, 243

    Chapter 20: Nocturnal Ventilation in Chronic Hypercapnic Respiratory Diseases, 254

    Chapter 21: Sleep-Related Disorders in Chronic Pulmonary Disease, 270

    Chapter 22: Narcolepsy, 289

    Chapter 23: Non-Narcoleptic Hypersomnias of Central Origin, 297

    Chapter 24: Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorders, 307

    Chapter 25: Sleep-Related Bruxism, 324

    Chapter 26: Sleep Disorders in Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonian Syndromes, 330

    Chapter 27: Sleep Disruption from Movement Disorders, 345

    Chapter 28: Overview of the Circadian Timekeeping System and Diagnostic Tools for Circadian Rhythm Sleep
    Disorders, 363

    Chapter 29: Shift Work Disorder, 378

    Chapter 30: Jet Lag and Its Prevention, 390

    Chapter 31: Delayed and Advanced Sleep Phase Disorders, 402

    Chapter 32: Other Circadian Rhythm Disorders, 411

    Chapter 33: Sleep Apnea in Children, 427

    Chapter 34: Disorders of Central Respiratory Control During Sleep in Children, 434

    Chapter 35: Pediatric Insomnia and Behavioral Interventions, 448

    Chapter 36: Sleep Pharmacotherapeutics for Pediatric Insomnia, 457

    Chapter 37: Circadian Rhythm Disorders in Children, 465

    Chapter 38: Parasomnias, Periodic Limb Movements, and Restless Legs in Children, 475

    Chapter 39: Narcolepsy in Children, 485

    Chapter 40: Sleep and Sleep Problems in Children with Neurologic Disorders, 493

    Chapter 41: Sleep and Sleep Problems in Children with Medical Disorders, 519

    Chapter 42: Sleep and Sleep Problems in Children with Psychiatric Disorders, 539

    Chapter 43: REM Sleep Parasomnias in Adults, 549

    Chapter 44: NREM Sleep Parasomnias in Adults, 559

    Chapter 45: Other Parasomnias in Adults, 573

    Chapter 46: Sleep-Related Cardiac Disorders, 585

    Chapter 47: Sleep, Chronic Pain, and Fatigue in Rheumatic Disorders, 595

    Chapter 48: Inflammation and Sleep, 607

    Chapter 49: Sleep-Related Gastroesophageal Refl ux Disease, 617

    Chapter 50: Approach to Sleep-Related Seizure Identification and Management, 629

    Chapter 51: Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Cerebrovascular Disease, 647

    Chapter 52: Sleep Disorders Associated with Dementia, 656

    Chapter 53: Sleep Disturbances and Disorders and Their Treatment in Multiple Sclerosis, 666

    Chapter 54: Sleep in Mood Disorders, 675

    Chapter 55: Sleep in Anxiety Disorders, 682

    Chapter 56: Seasonal Affective Disorder, 695

    Chapter 57: Schizophrenia and Its Associated Sleep Disorders, 705

    Chapter 58: Sleep in Women, 717

    Chapter 59: Sleep Disorders in Geriatric Patients, 735

    Chapter 60: Drug Abuse, Dependency, and Withdrawal, 749

    Appendix Effects of Drugs on Sleep, 761


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