Psychotherapy Casebook: Breaking the Sleep Barrier
Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2008;10:66-67
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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