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Archives for Sleep Disorders


Mechanisms to Target in the Treatment of Depression and Mood Disorders

Empirically supported treatments have been the gold standard of mental health practice for decades, but people typically don’t fit neatly within the diagnostic categories upon which such protocols are based and tested. Moreover, the prevalence of comorbidity and redundancy of symptoms across disorders necessitates...
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2010 Research Updates in Psychiatry

ADHD What is the Minimum Effective Dose of OROS Methylphenidate for Adolescents? Dosing stimulants is never easy. There are various rules of thumb—for example, mg/kg for amphetamine preparations and 1 mg/kg for methylphenidate preparations—but these have not been empirically validated. Ortho- McNeil Janssen...
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Carlat Psychiatry Report

Sleeping Pills, New and Old

Sleep Drugs Found Only Mildly Effective, but Wildly Popular” proclaimed the headline of a recent New York Times article (S. Saul, October 23, 2007). The Times analyzed the results of a newly published metaanalysis of chronic insomnia treatments and concluded that, on average, sleeping...
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DSM-5 Changes: Sleep-Wake Disorders

The new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) has a number of changes to sleep disorders, now called sleep-wake disorders. This article outlines some of the major changes to these conditions. According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the publisher...
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Carlat Psychiatry Report

Common Sleep Disorders & Treatments

While there are plenty of excessively complicated classifications of sleep disorders in this world, TCR, in the midst of a sleep-deprived delirium, has decided that psychiatrists should become most familiar with the following four common problems: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Restless Leg Syndrome. Circadian sleep...
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