Chronic Sleep Disturbances May Lead To Mental Illness
Chronic sleep disturbances can lead to or exacerbate mental illness. The information offered on Psychiatric Times is written by leading psychiatrists for mental health practitioners who want to improve their patients’ “sleep hygiene” and alleviate symptoms of mental illness.
Sleep disorder highlights on Psychiatric Times include:
- “Sleep Hygiene: Tips on Getting a Restful Night’s Sleep,” offers practitioners simple tips to give their patients who are having difficulty sleeping
- “Treatment of Insomnia in Anxiety Disorders,” discusses the prevalence of comorbid insomnia in anxiety disorders and how it can be treated
- “Psychosomatic Symptoms in Children with Chronic Mental Illness,” addresses the needs of the approximately 20 percent of children with chronic medical conditions who also have behavioral and emotional symptoms
The majority of people with mental illness also have a sleep-related disorder. Chronic sleep problems are thought to affect up to 80 percent of Americans with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, post-traumatic stress syndrome, and panic attacks. By comparison, fewer than 20 percent of adults in general public have chronic sleep problems.
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