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Insomnia: Acute and Emergent Aspects

Stephen Duntley

in Acute and Emergent Events in Sleep Disorders

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Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780195377835
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322763 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195377835.003.0004
Insomnia: Acute and Emergent Aspects

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This chapter will give a brief overview of acute and chronic insomnia, including management issues, emphasizing the acute and emergent events related to insomnia per se as well as medications used to treat insomnia. Insomnia is classified as either primary insomnia (PI), in which the complaint cannot be attributed to another psychiatric or medical disorder, or secondary insomnia (SI), with symptoms resulting from the associated disorder.

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Subjects: Neurology ; Sleep Medicine

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