The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Psychological and behavioral treatment of insomnia

    AARP Magazine has an article by Susan Roberts about insomnia. It’s an easy and informative read, with useful information about treatment options.

    This article by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, which lists effective treatments, complements it.

    Their list is based on a comprehensive review of the scientific literature since 1999.

    • Psychological and behavioral interventions: Effective for chronic primary insomnia and secondary insomnia
    • Stimulus control therapy, relaxation training, and cognitive behavior therapy: Effective to treat chronic insomnia
    • Sleep restriction therapy, multicomponent therapy (without cognitive therapy), biofeedback, and paradoxical intention: Effective for chronic insomnia
    • Psychological and behavioral interventions: Effective in older adults who are chronic hypnotic drug users.

    The bottom line?
    The list alone is enough to put me to sleep. But the knowledge that mind-body treatments can help might be the first step in seeking relief.

    The second step would be to find a sleep center. Try here.

    3/3/07 17:44 JR

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