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Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders

Additions to Our Sleep Armamentarium

The latest developments in pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic approaches to treating sleep disorders.

Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders

Sleep-related problems are among the most disabling consequences of TBI, with multiple influences: impairment of neuronal plasticity, metabolomic alterations, loss of vascular homeostasis, and disruption of the blood-brain barrier. The authors take a close look.

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Circadian components are profound in depressive disorders, such seasonal affective disorder. This article introduces a course to be given at this year’s APA Meeting in Toronto, on melatonin and light treatment.

What's new in sleep medicine? The latest developments in both new and novel approaches to treating sleep disorders.

What is sleep normally and what are the primary factors that regulate sleep? Understanding that the primary factors that regulate the sleep wake cycle are homeostatic and circadian will help clinicians assess sleep problems in patients.

Melatonin has a role in psychiatric illness and the treatment of circadian rhythm sleep disorders, insomnia, and comorbid depressive disorders.

Sleep changes associated with psychotropic drugs are common enough to justify routinely obtaining a baseline sleep diary before beginning treatment, even when the initial screening for sleep disorders indicates that no further investigation is needed.

This discussion focuses on approaches to improve medication adherence, particularly in reference to helping adolescents remain on recommended psychopharmacological regimens when transitioning from acute to long-term maintenance.


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