Meeting News Coverage

OSA, excessive daytime sleepiness associated with depression in men

May 19, 2015
DENVER — Men with previously undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea and excessive daytime sleepiness were more than four times more likely to have…

Meeting News Coverage

APA 2015 to feature novel clinical research, practice-related sessions

May 15, 2015
TORONTO — The 168th annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association will feature innovative clinical research and practice-related…

In the Journals

Insomnia at age 4 years increases risk for psychiatric disorders at age 6 years

May 12, 2015
Children who experienced insomnia at age 4 years were at increased risk for developing symptoms of psychiatric disorders at age 6 years, according to…

In the Journals

Obesity, depression increase risks for excessive daytime sleepiness

May 11, 2015
Obese individuals or those with depression are just as likely as sleep-deprived individuals to experience excessive daytime sleepiness, according to…

In the Journals

Childhood maltreatment increases risk for disordered sleeping in adulthood

May 8, 2015
Adults who experienced maltreatment during childhood were two times as likely to have trouble sleeping during adulthood vs. those who did not…

In the Journals

Insomnia associated with functional impairments in patients with shift work disorder

May 7, 2015
Patients with shift work disorder and insomnia with normal sleepiness have greater work and attentional impairment on event-related brain potential…

In the Journals

Parental history of sleepwalking increases children's risk for sleepwalking, sleep terrors

May 5, 2015
Parental history of sleepwalking was a significant predictor of sleepwalking and sleep terrors among children, according to study findings in JAMA

In the Journals

Most sleep habits are not related to mental illness in the elderly

February 20, 2015
Sleep behaviors like taking naps, consuming caffeinated beverages, watching television or reading or physical exercise before bedtime were not…

In the Journals

National Sleep Foundation updates its sleep duration recommendations

February 19, 2015
The National Sleep Foundation released updated sleep time duration recommendations for healthy individuals, according to data recently published in…

In the Journals

THC use among adolescents linked with poorer sleep

February 16, 2015
Adolescents who tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol via urine tests were more likely to meet multiple sleep latency test criteria or have…

In the Journals

Napping could reverse health consequences of sleep debt

February 10, 2015
Taking naps appears to release stress and deliver positive effects on immune responses, according to research published in The Journal of Clinical

In the Journals

Poor sleep during middle age associated with cognitive decline

February 9, 2015
Poor sleep in middle age is linked to cognitive decline later in life, suggesting improved sleep earlier in life may reverse or delay some…

FDA News

Belsomra is available as insomnia treatment in the US

February 4, 2015
Belsomra is now being marketed for the treatment of insomnia, according to a press release issued by Merck. The FDA approved Belsomra (suvorexant…

In the Journals

CBT reduces suicidal ideation among veterans treated for insomnia

February 3, 2015
Veterans who underwent cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia also exhibited reduced suicidal ideation, according to data published in…

In the Journals

Sleep efficiency associated with academic success

January 20, 2015
Higher sleep efficiency, but not duration, was associated with better report card grades, according to a new study. “Short or poor sleep is a…


Parasomnias: An Update

Psychiatric Annals, January 2015, Volume 45 Issue 1
Parasomnias comprise a category of sleep disorders that includes behavioral and emotional disturbances occurring during any stage of sleep or during…


Hypersomnolence Disorders in DSM-5: A Review for Clinicians

Psychiatric Annals, January 2015, Volume 45 Issue 1
Hypersomnolence disorders, encompassing both hypersomnolence and narcolepsy with or without hypocretin deficiency, have undergone a major update in…


Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An Update for Mental Health Providers

Psychiatric Annals, January 2015, Volume 45 Issue 1
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common breathing disorder during sleep that has many implications beyond disrupted sleep. The Diagnostic and…

Guest Editorial

This issue: Sleep Disorders

Psychiatric Annals, January 2015, Volume 45 Issue 1
This issue of Psychiatric Annals presents a timely review of sleep disorders in light of the new editions of both the Diagnostic and Statistical…



Psychiatric Annals, January 2015, Volume 45 Issue 1
Insomnia is frequently present in patients with a variety of psychiatric conditions. Both the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders…

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