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CBT Reduces Insomnia in Patients With Co-Occurring Psychiatric Conditions

A form of cognitive-behavioral therapy especially developed to treat insomnia (CBT-I) was found to be effective in reducing insomnia symptoms and sleep disturbances, even in cases where the patient has a co-occurring problem such as a psychiatric disorder, according to a new analysis of medical literature published online today in JAMA Internal Medicine.While a meta-analysis published last month demonstrated that CBT-I—a multicomponent treatment package that usually includes stimulus control, sleep restriction, and cognitive therapy—is a safe and effective treatment option for adults with chronic insomnia, the analysis excluded studies of...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Monday, 6 July, 2015

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