Individuals with psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder often report Insomnia and difficulties sleeping which can significantly impede recovery, worsen symptoms, and reduce quality of life. This volume presents a detailed theoretical rationale and session-by-session outline for delivering Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia to people with these mental health disorders.The treatment has been developed in close collaboration with people living with mental illness, as well as sleep specialists and psychosis experts. Information regarding the efficacy of the programme is presented, along with resources offering information on complicating factors, avoiding relapse, managing stress, and restoring lifestyle balance.
“This very well written book. [It] addresses the problems of co-occurring sleep issues in the severely mentally ill. These sleep disturbances, including insomnia and hypersomnia, not only accentuate psychotic symptoms, such delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized speech, but also lead to specific night-time problems, negative beliefs, agitation, and aggressive behaviour. The authors provide a clear step-by-step treatment manual so that clinicians can learn the “Sleep Well, Feel Well” program. The authors also provide highly useful resource packs to be used with clients, including sleep diaries, charts, and activity materials. I highly recommend this book to all clinicians seeking a thorough, straightforward tool for improving the sleep of their clients with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.”—Aaron T. Beck, psychiatrist; professor emeritus, department of psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
“Long overlooked as a secondary aspect of psychosis, we now recognise how important sleep difficulties can be in the persistence of psychosis and associated disabilities. As we start to prioritise treating this aspect of treatment, Waters and colleagues have produced one of those books you are on the lookout for that provides the “go-to” resource covering everything you need on conceptualisation, assessment, and intervention for this clinical issue.”—Neil Thomas, director, Voices Clinic, Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre; associate professor, Centre for Mental Health, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia