Comorbid Insomnia and Psychiatric Disorders: An Update

This article reviews this relationship and provides recommendations for management. Keywords: Insomnia, sleep disorder, psychiatric disorder, depression, psychosis, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder Insomnia affects 25 million people in the United States annually and leads to an estimated $100 billion health care burden. Insomnia has also been shown to be a causal factor in other medical and psychiatric disorders, cognitive impairments, accidents, absenteeism, and reduced quality of life.1 The cost of not treating insomnia is more than the cost of treating insomnia.2 Insomnia as a symptom is seen in up to one third of the United States population, while the disorder is seen in up to 20 percent.3 The diagnostic criteria of insomnia have been updated in the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, Third Edition (ICSD-3) and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). The distinction between primary and secondary insomnia was removed from both classifications. Insomnia is a disorder unto itself that needs independent clinical attention. Viewing insomnia mainly as a symptom of another disorder prompted many clinicians to direct the bulk of their treatment efforts at the so-called primary disorder. Studies have shown that treating insomnia leads to better outcomes and improvement in co-existing psychiatric disorders.  To achieve optimal treatment outcomes in people with comorbid psychiatric illness and insomnia, the clinician should...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Current Issue Review anxiety disorder depression insomnia psychiatric disorder psychosis schizophrenia sleep disorder Source Type: research

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