Sleep Disorders

Having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression treated with antidepressants, or mental illness in general is linked with an increased risk of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder, according to a study published online in Neurology.


Soldiers who have insomnia before deployment may be more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or experience suicidal thoughts than service members who don't have insomnia before they deploy, a U.S. study suggests.

Use the links here to see all of our coverage of sessions, speakers, and posters at Psych Congress 2018.

The experimental drug solriamfetol appears to keep sleepy patients with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) awake and alert, according to an industry-sponsored trial.

People with insomnia who receive a digitized version of cognitive behavioral therapy as part of their treatment may find more symptom relief than those who only receive tips to improve their sleep routines, a recent experiment suggests.

In a small group of patients with major depressive disorder and symptoms of insomnia, treatment with the antidepressant vortioxetine significantly improved depression and sleep issues.




"I have noticed that my patients suffering from chronic insomnia, pain, and depression all have similar symptoms. Is this more than a coincidence?"


"Could you please comment further on the quote you cited by Dr. Charles Mayo and how the concept of the progressive nature of neuropsychiatric illnesses bridges the brain to the body?"


"How are sleep and immune function connected?"



Seung Chul Hong, MD, PhD, Tae Won Kim, MD, Jong Hyun Jeong, MD, PhD, Jin Hee Han, MD, PhD
William Herring, MD, W. Joseph Herring, MD, Ellen Snyder, PhD, Duane Snavely, MS
Leila Kheirandish-Gozal, MD; Corena McManus, MS; Gottfried Kellermann, PhD; Arash Samiei, MD; David Gozal, MD, FAAP



Sleep expert Karl Doghramji, MD, and Charles Raison, MD, discuss what clinicians should remember when treating insomnia with hypnotic agents. Click through to see the video and a link to the transcript.

In this video, Charles Raison, MD and sleep expert Karl Doghramji, MD, talk about the long-term, open-ended use of hypnotic agents.