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Psychotherapy Casebook: Breaking the Sleep Barrier

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2008;10(1):66-67
10.4088/PCC.v10n0111

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It has been estimated that more than 50 million Americans experience some type of disorder of sleep. Despite this staggering statistic and the experts declarations that sleep is vital to health and quality of life, sleep-disordered individuals rarely present with straightforward stories leading to accurate diagnosis and treatment.2 It can sometimes be difficult to differentiate between fatigue and sleepiness. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder diagnosis3; however, sleep may be influenced by a multitude of physical, environmental, and psychological factors.‚Äč