FDA News

FDA clears software-controlled device for insomnia

June 7, 2016
The FDA recently granted commercial clearance for the Cerêve Sleep System, a bedside device that cools and pumps fluid to a forehead pad worn through…

ACP recommends cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic insomnia

May 27, 2016
In a guideline published in Annals of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians recommended all adult patients with chronic insomnia…

Meeting News Coverage

Improving sleep quality in children with ASD may improve cognitive functioning

April 25, 2016
Children with autism spectrum disorder exhibited better memory consolidation across sleep than in wake conditions, despite poorer sleep quality…

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VIDEO: Strategies used in CBT for insomnia

April 1, 2016
PHILADELPHIA — Virginia Runko, PhD, of the Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders in Washington, DC, discusses the various steps of…

In the Journals

Nightmares may be significant indicator of suicide risk

March 24, 2016
Suicide interventions targeting nightmares may be beneficial, as recent findings suggest that nightmares may be a significant marker of suicide…


Insomnia and Depression: A Reciprocal Relationship

Psychiatric Annals, March 2016, Volume 46 Issue 3
Available data consistently confirm the close association between chronic insomnia and depression. This review examines the evidence supporting a…

Guest Editorial

This issue: Psychiatric Sleep Disturbances

Psychiatric Annals, March 2016, Volume 46 Issue 3
In this issue of Psychiatric Annals, we examine the relationships between psychiatric illness and sleep disorders. Long before sleep-disordered…


The Relationship Between Sleep Disturbance, Suicidal Ideation, Suicide Attempts, and Suicide Among Adults: A Systematic Review

Psychiatric Annals, March 2016, Volume 46 Issue 3
Suicide is a significant global health concern; identification of modifiable risk factors can guide future research and prevention efforts. A…


The Impact of What Happens in “the Other Third”of Our Lives

Psychiatric Annals, March 2016, Volume 46 Issue 3
This issue of Psychiatric Annals, guest edited by Drs. Thomas D. Hurwitz and Imran S. Khawaja, is focused on psychiatric sleep disturbances…


Sleep Disturbances in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Updated Review and Implications for Treatment

Psychiatric Annals, March 2016, Volume 46 Issue 3
Sleep disturbances are common in adults with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and range from insomnia and nightmares to periodic leg movements…


Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Depression: A Review

Psychiatric Annals, March 2016, Volume 46 Issue 3
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder associated with several medical conditions, increased rates of motor vehicle accidents, and…


Sleep and Schizophrenia

Psychiatric Annals, March 2016, Volume 46 Issue 3
Schizophrenia is a chronic, disabling condition that significantly impacts social and occupational functioning. Sleep problems are common to the…


Overview and Management of Common Sleep Disorders in Children: A Review for Psychiatrists

Psychiatric Annals, January 2016, Volume 46 Issue 1
Sleep problems are common among children and adolescents, with up to 50% of children experiencing sleep difficulties and as many as 4% receiving a…

Guest Editorial

This issue: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Psychiatric Annals, January 2016, Volume 46 Issue 1
I am very excited to serve as guest editor of this issue of Psychiatric Annals on child and adolescent psychiatry. This is a widely growing field…

In the Journals

Research identifies six potential biomarkers of bipolar I disorder

December 11, 2015
Recent findings in Translational Psychiatry highlight a series of proteins that could be diagnostic markers of bipolar I disorder. “The…

In the Journals

Poor mental health symptoms increase over time among military personnel

November 4, 2015
Self-reported symptoms of poor mental health increased over time among military personnel in the United Kingdom, potentially contributing to overall…

In the Journals

Insufficient empirical evidence on effect of bed bugs on mental health

October 9, 2015
A review of research related to mental health implications of bed bugs resulted in little empirical evidence, according to findings published in the…

In the Journals

CBT effective for schizophrenia-related insomnia

September 23, 2015
Cognitive behavioral therapy reduced insomnia among individuals with persistent delusions or hallucinations associated with insomnia and a…

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Obstructive sleep apnea worsens symptoms, QOL in patients with PTSD

August 28, 2015
Patients with combat-related PTSD who also had obstructive sleep apnea demonstrated worsened sleep-related symptoms and quality of life compared with…

New app documents moods, activity of patients with depression; syncs with medical records

August 14, 2015
Researchers from the University of Missouri and Tiger Institute for Health Innovation recently developed a smartphone application that enables…

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