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Insomnia: Assessment and Management in Primary Care

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**Note:  Insomnia: Assessment and Management in Primary Care is out-of-date and is available for historical reference only.

About one-third of patients seen in a primary care setting experience occasional insomnia, and 10 percent may suffer from chronic sleep problems. However, insomnia is rarely the chief reason for a medical office visit. This report presents up-to-date information on insomnia and highlights the role of the primary care physician in recognizing and managing this condition. Includes questions that can be incorporated into the review of symptoms. The publication also describes behavioral treatments such as relaxation therapy, sleep restriction therapy, and stimulus control, in addition to pharmacological treatments, such as hypnotics, antidepressants, and other medications. NIH Publication No. 98-4088, 16 pages.

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