Sleep Disorders

Daylight Savings Time: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for Psychiatrists

March 10, 2020

There are people who insist the one-hour change causes havoc on their systems and schedules. Is there any scientific foundation to this claim? Let us examine some common questions, concerns, and myths.

Perinatal Insomnia May Induce Concurrent and Postpartum Anxiety

February 13, 2020

New research discovered mid-pregnancy insomnia may be a marker for both concurrent and postpartum anxiety.

FDA Approves Drug for Adult Insomnia

January 01, 2020

Lemborexant (brand name DAYVIGO™) has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of insomnia in adults.

Optimizing Brain Health

July 11, 2019

Each moment of each day we make choices that can affect our brain health-our challenge is, without judgment, to increase the choices that promote a healthy brain.

Work Stress Takes a Toll on Physicians’ Health

July 03, 2019

The fallout from burnout: alcohol dependence, binge eating, sleep disorders, and general ill health.

Sleep Problems Can Guide Antidepressant Selection

May 22, 2019

Even as antidepressants improve mood, they can worsen sleep-and poor sleep is both a symptom and a cause of depression.

Screentime Solutions for Depression and Bipolar

November 26, 2018

Blue spectrum light can worsen two systems that are already fragile in people with mood disorders: sleep and circadian rhythms. Fortunately, there are simple solutions to correct this problem.

Mini Quiz: Measuring Sleep Quality in Patients With ADHD

November 02, 2018

Which tool is useful to measure night-to-night variability, sleep onset latency, and sleep duration in those with ADHD?

Psychosocial Treatments for Trauma-Based Nightmares

September 13, 2018

Two evidence-based psychosocial treatments are available for trauma-based nightmares. The authors provide a case illustration for each method.

Mini Quiz: Sleep Hygiene

May 16, 2018

Improving sleep hygiene is very effective and low-risk in older adults. Which habits work best and which should be avoided? Take the quiz and learn more.