Why We Sleep

Psychiatric Annals, July 2016, Volume 46 Issue 7
To sleep, perchance to dream… To sleep: perchance to learn… How do I love thee? Let me count the ways… How do I remember? Let me…

Meeting News Coverage

Smartphone app effective in reducing worry before sleep

July 1, 2016
An app that uses Serial Diverse Imagining, which diverts "attention away from sleep interfering thoughts," was found to be effective, according to…

Meeting News Coverage

Poor sleep common among spouses of military members

June 23, 2016
Spouses of military personnel experience significant sleep problems, according to findings presented at the SLEEP 2016 annual meeting. “Spouses…

Meeting News Coverage

Suicide risk higher in evening among individuals with alcohol dependence

June 22, 2016
Alcohol consumption was associated with greater risk for suicides and a peak incidence of suicide that occurred later in the evening among…

Meeting News Coverage

Insomnia symptoms common among female veterans

June 21, 2016
Insomnia symptoms were significantly prevalent among female veterans and most commonly occurred among other mental health symptoms, according to data…

Meeting News Coverage

Shorter time in bed may protect against acute, chronic insomnia

June 20, 2016
Data presented at the SLEEP 2016 annual meeting suggested shorter time in bed may have a protective effect against incidence of acute insomnia and…

Meeting News Coverage

Childhood trauma may increase risk for insomnia in adulthood

June 17, 2016
Data presented at the SLEEP 2016 annual meeting indicated childhood trauma, including abuse, divorce and parental death, was associated with insomnia…

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…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

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…

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