Sleep Disorders

Most people don't use the sleep aid zolpidem safely. They often take too high a dose, use it continuously for too long a period of time, or combine it with other central nervous system (CNS) depressants, a new study suggests.

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One quarter of older adults prescribed benzodiazepines may go on to long-term use, warns a new study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.

New longer-term data provide more evidence that the investigational drug pitolisant reduces excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and cataplexy in patients with narcolepsy.

Climbers who take zolpidem at high altitude may put their performance and safety at risk, a new study from Europe suggests.

Past use of benzodiazepines and related drugs is associated with a modestly heightened risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica.

Most people don't use the sleep aid zolpidem safely. They often take too high a dose, use it continuously for too long a period of time, or combine it with other central nervous system depressants, a new study suggests.

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How aggressive are you in treating insomnia in your patients, and how do you choose which agent to use?

Sleep apnea is one of the most common and most important sleep disorders in psychiatry. Clinicians should understand when and why to screen for this disorder.

My interest in sleep is clinically selfish: Knowing a little about sleep makes me a better psychiatrist.

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Psych Congress Steering Committee member Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC discusses the role of sleep in mental wellness, recommended sleep strategies, and increasing patient adherence.

Sleep expert Karl Doghramji, MD, and Psych Congress Steering Committee member Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH, discuss exciting developments in sleep medicine.

Karl Doghramji, MD, Professor at the Sleep Disorders Center at Jefferson University in Philadelpha, Pennsylvania, joins Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH, to talk about how clinicians can benefit from considering the mechanistic receptor profiles of interventions for sleep disorders. To read a transcript of the video conversation, click here

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