Prevalence, Impact, and Burden of Insomnia and Discussing It With Patients

Insomnia is the most prevalent sleep-wake disorder, with about one in ten individuals meeting diagnostic criteria. Associated with significant impairment in daytime function, insomnia has a vast societal burden and impact on public health. To arrive at an accurate diagnosis of insomnia disorder, clinicians should conduct an effective interview with patients to assess the complaint and sleep history and use assessment tools as part of the evaluation.

To cite: Rosenberg RP. Prevalence, impact, and burden of insomnia and discussing it with patients. J Clin Psychiatry. 2021;82(2):EI20008BR1C.
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