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Sleep Disorders Handbook A Handbook for Clinicians

    196 Pages
    by CRC Press

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    Recent years have seen the rapid development of sleep medicine as a new medical subspecialty. It is estimated that at least 30% of the adult population suffer at least once from some sort of sleep disturbance. Patients with sleep disorders are frequently among the most difficult to treat and account for a high percentage of absenteeism in the workplace. Furthermore, recent evidence indicates that sleep apnea can be a major underlying factor of cardiovascular disease. This authoritative handbook covers the whole area of sleep, from the history of sleep medicine to the pathophysiology of sleep disorders, effective treatment and long-term management of the problem. The Sleep Disorders Handbook has been written for those working in specialist clinics as well as GPs, internists and non-specialists. The editors have developed strategies for the management and aggressive treatment of sleep disorders, and they present those clearly here. Enhanced by an entertaining selection of literary quotations on the subject of sleep and sleeplessness, this unique book will provide practical and much needed support in this new area of medicine.

    1. History of Sleep Medicine 2. Systemic Function During Normal Sleep 3. Hypersomnia: An Introduction 4. Sleep Apnoea Syndrome 5. Periodic Limb Movement Disorder 6. Primary and Other Forms of Hypersomnia 7. Hypersomnia: Summary and Patient Approach 8. Insomnia 9. Parasomnias


    Peretz Lavie, Giora Pillar, Atul Malhotra

    <p>"<em>Sleep Disorders: Diagnosis and Therapeutics</em> is an excellent text and will be exceptionally helpful to practising clinicians as well as those with an interest in clinical pharmalogical research. It fills an important niche and serves as a welcome contribution to the field of sleep medicine."<br><em>The Journal of American Medical Association, April 2010</em></p>

    <p>"This is a significant contribution to the field of sleep medicine. It is one of the first books of its kind that focuses specifically and in depth on sleep neuropsychopharmacology."<br><em>Doody's Review Service</em></p>

    <p>Many textbooks are available for the reader intersested in acquiring a comprehensive overview of sleep medicine. What distinguishes <em>Sleep Disorders: Diagnosis and Therapeutics</em> is its orientation, with the editors stating to in the introduction that their goal in assembling the book was to examine the field of sleep medicine through the prism of pharmacology and neuropharmacology, experimental and clinical."<br><em>The Journal of American Medical Association, April 2010</em></p>