Title

The effect of comorbid psychiatric and medical illnesses on sleep disorder treatment.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2015

Publication Title

The Journal of clinical psychiatry

Abstract

Psychiatric, neurologic, and medical conditions frequently coexist with sleep disorders and contribute to poor treatment outcomes when unrecognized and untreated. For patients who present with excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) or fatigue, clinicians should screen for sleep disorders (eg, obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy), medical and neurologic conditions (eg, cancer, Parkinson's disease), and psychiatric disorders (eg, depression, substance abuse) to determine if they are the cause or a contributing factor to sleep symptoms. Once recognized, comorbid conditions may be targeted along with EDS or fatigue using behavioral and pharmacologic treatment strategies.

Medical Subject Headings

Chronic Disease; Comorbidity; Humans; Mental Disorders; Sleep Wake Disorders

PubMed ID

26455684

Volume

76

Issue

9

First Page

1146

Last Page

1146

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