Hypersomnia, An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781455739349, 9781455744374

Hypersomnia, An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics, Volume 7-2

1st Edition

Authors: Alon Avidan
Hardcover ISBN: 9781455739349
eBook ISBN: 9781455744374
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 11th June 2012

Description

Excessive Sleepiness, or hypersomnia, is one of the most common sleep complaints.  In this issue, Dr. Alon Avidan of UCLA brings together a set of articles that offer a completely updated overview of hypersomnia, from neurophysiology of sleepiness and wakefulness to quality of life issues and public health.  The main focus of the issue is the diagnosis and treatment of hypersomnia, including objective and subjective measurement of sleepness, biomarkers of sleepiness, narcolepsy, and hypersomnia in medical, neurological and psyhchiatric comorbidities. Excessive sleepiness among specific patient populations (children, elderly) and periodic hypersomnia are discussed.  Pharmacotherapy of hypersomnia is given special attention, as are behavioural treatments.


Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781455744374
Hardcover ISBN:
9781455739349

About the Authors

Alon Avidan Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Vice Chair, Director, UCLA Sleep Disorders Center; UCLA Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA