Behavioral Treatments for Sleep Disorders : A Comprehensive Primer of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Interventions

Behavioral Treatments for Sleep Disorders : A Comprehensive Primer of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Interventions

Description

Sleep is a major component of good mental and physical health, yet over 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Edited by three prominent clinical experts, Behavioral Treatments for Sleep Disorders is the first reference to cover all of the most common disorders (insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, parasomnias, etc) and the applicable therapeutic techniques. The volume adopts a highly streamlined and practical approach to make the tools of the trade from behavioral sleep medicine accessible to mainstream psychologists as well as sleep disorder specialists. Organized by therapeutic technique, each chapter discusses the various sleep disorders to which the therapy is relevant, an overall rationale for the intervention, step-by-step instructions for how to implement the technique, possible modifications, the supporting evidence base, and further recommended readings. Treatments for both the adult and child patient populations are covered, and each chapter is authored by an expert in the field.

An extra chapter ("The use of bright light in the treatment of insomnia," by Drs. Leon Lack and Helen Wright) which is not listed in the table of contents is available for free download at: http://www.elsevierdirect.com/brochures/files/Bright%20Light%20Treatment%20of%20Insomnia.pdf


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Details

Author(s)
Michael L Perlis, Mark Aloia, Brett Kuhn
Format
Hardback | 404 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 800g
Publication date
09 Mar 2011
Publisher
Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Imprint
Academic Press Inc
Publication City/Country
San Diego, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
black & white tables, figures
ISBN10
0123815223
ISBN13
9780123815224
Bestsellers rank
417,633