The Psychological Treatment of Insomnia

The Psychological Treatment of Insomnia

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Sleep problems are among the most common symptoms of many anxiety/depressive reactions and can also exist as a primary disorder. Consequently clinical psychologists, general practitioners and those in training are often looking for an effective management approach. Integrates both theory and practice concerning insomnia. Readers will not only obtain a balanced view of the full range of psychological methods but also gain an understanding of drug-dependent insomniacs who present for therapy. The basic orientation is practical. The author has adopted a user friendly'' style which seeks to answer the questions practitioners have in mind. In addition, those in training and looking for information on insomnia will find the comprehensive analysis and referencing a valuable source.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 276 pages
  • 156.97 x 235.97 x 20.07mm | 680.39g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 10 line figures, 27 tables, index
  • 0471923699
  • 9780471923695

Table of contents

An introduction to sleep processes and sleep disorders; the presentation of insomnia at the clinic; theoretical models of insomnia; the assessment of insomnia; information and advice for insomniac patients - non-specific treatment; relaxation-based treatments of insomnia; cognitive treatments of insomnia; stimulus control procedures in the management of insomnia; comparative outcome studies involving relaxation, paradox and stimulus control treatments; practical management of the hypnotic-dependent insomniac.
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