The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry Editors: Deborah J. Hales, M.D. and Mark Hyman Rapaport, M.D.
CLINICAL SYNTHESIS  |  January 1, 2014
Psychological and Behavioral Treatments for Insomnia

Many people prefer not to rely on hypnotic medications as a permanent solution to insomnia. A report by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine has identified several nonmedication-based interventions judged to be effective and recommended in the treatment of chronic primary insomnia.

CLINICAL SYNTHESIS  |  January 1, 2014
Novel Developments in the Pharmacological Management of Insomnia

Advances in the basic science of sleep/wake neurophysiology are driving the exploration of new pharmacologic approaches with continued improvement in efficacy and safety.

CLINICAL SYNTHESIS  |  January 1, 2014
Neurobiologic Mechanisms of Sleep and Wakefulness

Sleep physicians define human sleep on the basis of a person’s observed behavior and accompanying physiologic changes in the brain’s electrical activity as it transitions between wakefulness and sleep.

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