Sleep Medicine

Sleep Medicine

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This book provides accurate concise information concerning the evaluation and the treatment of patients with sleep problems. Because management of sleep disorders requires an understanding of sleep itself, the first portion discribes aspects of normal sleep. The remainder of the book follows an approach based on the clinical method, in which the chief complaints (the symptoms and the signs) and the psychosocial and the medical background of the individual are used, in conjunction with an understanding of the neurobiological and psychological basis of sleep disorders, to formulate a clinical assessment. The results of polysomnographic studies and other laboratory tests supplement and redefine clinical information and assist with consideration of treatment more

Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 170.2 x 254 x 22.9mm | 929.88g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1 halftone, 98 line drawings
  • 0195129571
  • 9780195129571

Table of contents

Foreward ; Preface ; Section 1 Sleep ; 1. Normal human sleep ; 2. Neurobiology of sleep ; 3. Breathing during wakefulness and sleep ; 4. Chronobiology ; 5. Ontogeny of sleep ; 6. Dreams and other mental activity during sleep ; Section II Sleep disorders ; 7. Approach to the patient ; 8. Sleepiness and sleep deprivation ; 9. Insomnia ; 10. Narcolepsy and related disorders ; 11. Restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder ; 12. Chronobiological disorders ; 13. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome ; 14. Central sleep apnea and hypoventilation during sleep ; 15. Parasomnias ; 16. Psychiatric disorders and sleep ; 17. Medical causes of disordered sleep ; 18. Sleep disorders in dementias and related degenerative diseases ; 19. Diencephalic and brainstem sleep disorders ; 20. Sleep and epilepsyshow more