Clinical Handbook of Insomnia

  • Hrayr P. Attarian
  • Catherine Schuman

Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. P. Attarian, M. L. Perlis
      Pages 3-12
    3. Ritu Grewal, Karl Doghramji
      Pages 13-22
    4. Michael H. Bonnet, Donna L. Arand
      Pages 23-39
    5. Michael Saletu, Bernd Saletu
      Pages 41-57
  3. Insomnia in Special Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 72-72
    2. Daniel S. Lewin, Edward Huntley
      Pages 73-91
    3. John Garcia
      Pages 93-101
    4. Beth Ann Ward
      Pages 103-115
    5. Tarja Saaresranta, Päivi Polo-Kantola, Olli Polo
      Pages 117-136
    6. Clifford Singer, Francine Nanda
      Pages 137-151
  4. The Primary Insomnias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 154-154
    2. Mary B. O’Malley, Edward B. O’Malley
      Pages 155-165
    3. Garrick Applebee
      Pages 167-174
    4. Hrayr Attarian
      Pages 175-182
    5. Hrayr Attarian
      Pages 183-191
  5. The Secondary Insomnias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 194-194
    2. Kenneth Plotkin
      Pages 195-208
    3. Federica Provini, Carolina Lombardi, Elio Lugaresi
      Pages 209-227
    4. Samy S. Karaz
      Pages 229-241
    5. Leon C. Lack, Helen R. Wright
      Pages 243-253
    6. Catherine C. Schuman, Melissa M. Clark
      Pages 271-278
  6. Treatments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 280-280
    2. M. L. Perlis, M. T. Smith, C. Jungquist, S. Nowakowski, H. Orff, J. Soeffing
      Pages 281-296
    3. Paula K. Schweitzer, Denise Troy Curry, Rhody D. Eisenstein, James K. Walsh
      Pages 297-316
  7. Appendix

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 318-318
    2. Hrayr P. Attarian, Catherine Schuman
      Pages 319-337
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 339-346
  9. Environmental Effects on Puberty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 423-423

About this book


When first published in 2003, this indispensable handbook fulfilled a critical need for information about the various causes of insomnia. Updated and expanded, this new edition of the Clinical Handbook of Insomnia offers healthcare providers the latest diagnostic and treatment strategies, as well as research developments, in the field of insomnia.

With contributions from an expanded team of leading researchers from 5 different countries, this important resource includes new chapters on insomnia in special populations such as children, in adolescents, in the geriatric population, in menopausal women, and during pregnancy. The first edition chapter on insomnia in other sleep disorders has been divided and expanded into three comprehensive chapters addressing insomnia in sleep-related breathing disorders, in circadian rhythm disorders, and in sleep-related movement disorders and other parasomnias. The chapter on insomnia in neurological and medical disorders has also been split into two; an expanded one on neurological illness and another on medical disorders. There is also a new chapter on the association between insomnia and pain disorders, and, crucially, a practical ‘how-to’ chapter aimed at mid-level clinicians.

The Clinical Handbook of Insomnia 2nd edition also includes state-of-the-art discussion of important developments made in recent years. Along with an overview of significant advances in the treatment of insomnia, including four new medications granted FDA approval and a number of others in the pipeline, the text offers a wealth of of new data regarding the pathophysiology of insomnia. Complete with a host of case studies, charts, and graphs to illustrate the material, the Clinical Handbook of Insomnia 2nd edition continues to fill an important niche in the literature by addressing the issue in its multiple forms and by presenting the information to clinicians in an easily accessible format.


Breathing Circadian Rhythm Epidemiology of Insomnia Geriatrics Idiopathic Insomnia Menopause Pain Pharmacological treatment Physiologic basis Pregnancy Primary Care Sleep Hygiene Teens

Editors and affiliations

  • Hrayr P. Attarian
    • 1
  • Catherine Schuman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neurology and MedicineLoyola University of ChicagoMaywoodUSA
  2. 2.ArlingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60327-033-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60327-042-7
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