In the Journals

Nighttime-only prazosin may worsen insomnia, nightmares in PTSD

November 27, 2018
Bedtime doses of prazosin worsened nightmares and insomnia among patients with PTSD, contrary to expected findings, according to data from a pilot…

In the Journals

Sleep medicine training beneficial for psychiatrists

November 19, 2018
The evolving field of clinical sleep medicine can offer psychiatrists a challenging, satisfying and rewarding career, according to a CME article…

CME Article

Subspecialty Training in Sleep Medicine for Psychiatrists

Psychiatric Annals, November 2018, Volume 48 Issue 11
Sleep medicine is a multidisciplinary field with growth potential. Sleep and psychiatric disorders are comorbid. Many psychiatrists were at the…

Guest Editorial

Subspecialty Training in Adult Psychiatry

Psychiatric Annals, November 2018, Volume 48 Issue 11
As psychiatry has grown over the decades, it has been necessary to forge a more robust interdisciplinary approach to complex mental disorders. There…

In the JournalsPerspective

Teaching, mimicking, anticipating sleep outcomes improves sleep hygiene in teens

November 9, 2018
Interventions based on the Theory of Planned Behavior and the Health Action Process Approach that included primers on sleep medicine, reconstructed…

Meeting News

Sleep medicine expert addresses clinical challenges, treatment options

November 6, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — In a session here, David Neubauer, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University…

In the Journals

Trintellix may improve sleep quality in patients with depression, insomnia

October 23, 2018
Preliminary study results reported the beneficial effect of treatment with Trintellix on subjective sleep and daytime sleepiness in patients with…

In the Journals

Sleeping 7 to 8 hours produces best cognitive performance

October 18, 2018
Sleeping between 7 and 8 hours a night led to better cognitive function than sleeping more or less than that amount, according to findings recently…

In the Journals

Digital CBT effective for insomnia

September 26, 2018
Digital cognitive behavioral therapy significantly improved symptoms, functional health, psychological well-being and sleep-related quality of life…


Early school start times have detrimental effects on US teens’ health

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2018
Nearly half of American teenagers report sleep difficulties that affect their daily functioning, according to findings published in the Journal of

In the Journals

Nearly half of female veterans use zolpidem inappropriately

August 28, 2018
Almost 50% of female veterans were taking higher than recommended doses of zolpidem, despite drug safety warnings from the FDA and the Veterans…

In the Journals

Benzodiazepine prescriptions increased among Swedish youth

August 10, 2018
Between 2006 and 2013, the prevalence rate of benzodiazepine dispensation among youth aged 24 years and younger increased by 22% in Sweden, data…

Feature Article

Specific Compensatory Syndromes in Psychiatry: The “Offset” Concept

Psychiatric Annals, August 2018, Volume 48 Issue 8
At this moment in psychiatry there is a need to search not only for biological markers of mental disorders but also for an understanding of their…

In the Journals

Shared neural mechanisms underlie link between depression, sleep

July 26, 2018
Analysis revealed that both poor sleep quality and depressive problems correlated to functional connectivities involving the lateral orbitofrontal…

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…

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