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

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 JournalsPerspective

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…


An Overview of Restless Leg Syndrome for the Mental Health Professional

Psychiatric Annals, January 2015, Volume 45 Issue 1
Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is also known as Willis-Ekbom disease (WED). Discomfort in the extremities and an urge to move are characteristics of…

Top 5 psychiatry news stories of 2014

December 31, 2014
In 2014, Healio Psychiatry provided the latest developments in psychiatry and mental health research. The most-read articles summarized peer reviewed…

In the Journals

Alcohol use, insomnia related to suicide risk

December 29, 2014
Researchers discovered a link between alcohol use and suicide risk in university students with insomnia symptoms, according to data published in the…

In the Journals

Nightly use of eReaders may alter circadian clock

December 23, 2014
The use of electronic devices such as eReaders before bedtime can worsen sleep deficiency, according to a recently published study. “Electronic…

In the Journals

Sleep duration, timing associated with repetitive negative thinking

December 19, 2014
People who slept for a shorter duration or went to bed later experienced more repetitive negative thinking than those who held regular sleep-wake…

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