Meeting News

AASM updates recommendations for diagnosing adult obstructive sleep apnea

June 16, 2017
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has issued a new clinical practice guideline indicating when performing attended polysomnography in an…

Meeting News

Insomnia associated with increased risk for suicidal thoughts

June 15, 2017
Patients with insomnia are more likely to report thoughts of suicide and death during the past 30 days than those without insomnia, according to…

Meeting News

New drug shows promise in patients with narcolepsy, sleep apnea

June 13, 2017
Jazz Pharmaceuticals announced that its selective dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, known as JZP-110, showed positive efficacy in adult…

Guest Editorial

Psychiatric Implications of Neurological Disorders

Psychiatric Annals, May 2017, Volume 47 Issue 5
The fields of neurology and psychiatry have an undeniably common origin. This relationship has been historically recognized by Freud who believed…

CME Article

Sleep Disorders and Dementia: From Basic Mechanisms to Clinical Decisions

Psychiatric Annals, May 2017, Volume 47 Issue 5
A growing body of evidence shows the bidirectional relationship between sleep disorders and dementia. Sleep disorders often precede cognitive…

Case Challenge

An Elderly Man with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Abnormal Sleep-Related Behaviors

Psychiatric Annals, May 2017, Volume 47 Issue 5
A 78-year-old man with a longstanding history of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) presented to the sleep medicine clinic requesting a new continuous…

In the Journals

Sleep quality affects emotion in depression, anxiety

April 28, 2017
Recent findings indicated sleep quality affected emotion regulation in individuals with anxiety or depression disorders. “Our research…

In the Journals

Greater awareness, education needed in pediatric patients with excessive daytime sleepiness

April 19, 2017
Although narcolepsy typically begins in children and adolescents, they are most likely to experience a delay in diagnosis, suggesting that narcolepsy…

In the Journals

Spousal suicide increases risk for mental disorders

March 22, 2017
Experiencing spousal suicide increased risk for mental and physical disorders, as well as social outcomes, such as more municipal support, according…

In the Journals

Anakinra does not lessen fatigue severity in women with chronic fatigue syndrome

March 6, 2017
Interleukin-1 inhibition with the receptor antagonist anakinra did not significantly improve symptom severity in women with chronic fatigue syndrome…

In the Journals

Prolonged sleep may predict dementia risk

March 3, 2017
Prolonged sleep duration was associated with increased risk for dementia, according to recent findings. “Self-reported sleep duration may be a…

In the Journals

Central nervous system polypharmacy has more than doubled over the last decade

February 14, 2017
Despite harms associated with central nervous system polypharmacy, its occurrence more than doubled from 2004 to 2013 among older adults…

In the Journals

National Sleep Foundation defines what makes a good night's sleep

January 30, 2017
The National Sleep Foundation identified a number of determinants to ensure a better night’s sleep for persons of all ages. The report…

In the Journals

Insomnia, sleep problems more common in homeless

January 9, 2017
Homeless individuals in France slept less and were more likely to report insomnia and daytime fatigue than the general population, according to…

In the Journals

Web-based cognitive behavioral therapy effective for insomnia

November 30, 2016
Web-based cognitive behavioral therapy improved insomnia severity, sleep-onset latency, and wake after sleep onset among individuals with chronic…

In the Journals

Use of screen-based media devices at bedtime impacts children's sleep

November 9, 2016
Children who use screen-based media devices near bedtime were more like to have poor sleep quality, which was likely to affect their behavior the…

In the Journals

Hypnotics may increase risk for suicidal ideation, suicide

September 15, 2016
A literature review indicated that FDA-approved hypnotic medications were associated with increased risk for suicidal ideation. “A growing…

Psych Congress will highlight comprehensive care, mental wellness

September 12, 2016
The upcoming U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress Conference will fulfill this year’s theme of “mental wellness” through a…

Cost of undiagnosed sleep apnea in U.S. nearly $150 billion

August 19, 2016
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine released a pair of white papers suggesting that the burden of undiagnosed sleep apnea among adults is costing…

NIMH study to explore associations between poor childhood sleep, risk for mood disorders

August 1, 2016
The NIMH is funding a study that will explore how inadequate sleep in childhood affects risk for emotional disorders later in life. “In…

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