Meeting News

Monitored light intervention helps improve sleep in Alzheimer’s disease

July 24, 2018
Daytime light — when carefully delivered and tailored to individual patients’ eyes and monitored with a calibrated instrument — can…

Meeting News

‘Z-drugs’ may increase fracture risk in older adults

July 24, 2018
Non-benzodiazepine hypnotic “Z-drugs,” such as zolpidem, zopiclone and zaleplon, which are often prescribed to help treat insomnia in…

In the Journals

77% of patients ignore FDA safety recommendations for Ambien

July 19, 2018
Most patients who use Ambien report sustained use despite the significant decline in efficacy after 14 days of continued use, according to a study…

In the Journals

Consider risks when prescribing benzodiazepines for insomnia in elderly

July 9, 2018
Data published in Psychiatric Annals revealed that although benzodiazepines are FDA-indicated for short-term use in insomnia, long-term use in older…

Sleep disorders prevalent in elderly with neurodegenerative disorders

June 26, 2018
Sleep disorders are highly prevalent and negatively impact quality of life in older adults with neurodegenerative disorders; however, they are also…

Meeting News

BMI predictive of success in upper airway stimulation treatment

June 26, 2018
Higher BMI was associated with lower success of upper airway stimulation treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, according to findings presented at…

Meeting News

Antidepressant use may exacerbate sleep breathing disruptions

June 22, 2018
The use of antidepressants, specifically serotonergic agents, may worsen sleep-related breathing disturbances in individuals with depression…

Meeting News

Screen activity may cause insomnia, depression in teens

June 13, 2018
Teens’ depressive symptoms were associated with screen-based activities, including social messaging and web surfing, and were brought about by…

Guest Editorial

Sleep Disturbances in Elderly Patients

Psychiatric Annals, June 2018, Volume 48 Issue 6
This issue of Psychiatric Annals presents a review of sleep disorders in the elderly. Sleep disturbances are frequent in the elderly, but clinicians…

Case Report

An Elderly Woman Who Could Not Stay Asleep

Psychiatric Annals, June 2018, Volume 48 Issue 6
A 68-year-old woman with a history of schizoaffective disorder presented to her psychiatrist with complaints of difficulty maintaining sleep for the…

Case Report

A Case of an Opioid-Induced Sleep Disorder

Psychiatric Annals, June 2018, Volume 48 Issue 6
A 66-year-old woman presented to her psychiatrist with complaints of disrupted sleep, fatigue, and daytime sleepiness for the past month. She stated…

Feature Article

Sleep Disturbances in Neurodegenerative Disorders

Psychiatric Annals, June 2018, Volume 48 Issue 6
Although often underdiagnosed, sleep disorders can significantly add to morbidity in neurodegenerative illnesses. Early detection and management can…

CME Article

Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders in the Elderly

Psychiatric Annals, June 2018, Volume 48 Issue 6
Breathing-related sleep disorders (BRSD) include obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), central sleep apnea, and sleep-related hypoventilation. The…

CME Article

Insomnia in Older Adults

Psychiatric Annals, June 2018, Volume 48 Issue 6
Insomnia disorder in older adults is associated with dissatisfaction with quality or quantity of sleep and is also associated with difficulty falling…

CME Article

Treatment of Sleep Disturbances in Nursing Home Patients: Practical Management Strategies

Psychiatric Annals, June 2018, Volume 48 Issue 6
Sleep disorders are a significant issue in the nursing home population, with prevalence rates from 6% to 65%. They can lead to several deleterious…

CME Article

Benzodiazepine Risks in Older People with Insomnia

Psychiatric Annals, June 2018, Volume 48 Issue 6
Effectively managing drug therapy in the aging population is a multifaceted and often complex process. A delicate balance between must be maintained…

In the Journals

Sleep duration tied to dementia, death in Japanese older adults

June 12, 2018
Short and long daily sleep duration, as well as hypnotic use, are risk factors for dementia and death in Japanese older adults, according to findings…

In the JournalsPerspective

Sleeplessness linked to less exercise in patients with knee OA

June 6, 2018
Poor sleep quality is significantly associated with decreased physical activity in patients who have or are at risk for knee osteoarthritis…

Meeting News

Warm baths improve sleep quality

June 5, 2018
Bathing in moderate temperature water may improve sleep quality for elderly individuals with insomnia, according to findings that will be presented…

Meeting News

Behavioral treatment improves sleep in veterans

May 25, 2018
Behavioral insomnia therapy combined with a positive airway pressure adherence program may improve sleep in adults with coexisting obstructive sleep…

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