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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    More support for CBT in insomnia

    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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