Dr. David Neubauer, assistant professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has published an article on Medscape on the long-term treatment of insomnia.

Just ahead of drug treatments, he lists cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).

Here’s why.

  • Effective treatment of chronic insomnia in numerous clinical studies
  • Long-lasting positive effects on sleep
  • Benefits tend to be greatest with sleep-onset difficulty
  • The primary healthcare provider can incorporate components of CBT into treatment
  • Reduces excessive emotional reactions that may perpetuate insomnia
  • Can reduce the association of the bed and bedroom with frustrating wakefulness during the night

Dr. Neubauer presents a comprehensive approach to treating insomnia. It should be read by those who treat and those who need treatment for insomnia.

Lots more about insomnia can be read here.

12/27/06 20:33 JR

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