insomnia
INSOMNIA

Insomnia can be either having difficulty in initiating sleep, maintaining sleep or experiencing early morning awakening wherein returning to sleep is not easily attained.

These disturbances can cause significant distress and impairment in daytime functioning.

It is the most prevalent sleep disorder in the general population thus accurate diagnosis and effective treatment is necessary.

Follow Up

Clinical reassessment should be done every few weeks &/or every month until insomnia resolves, then every 6 months thereafter

  • Follow-up during early stages of treatment is important to assess effectiveness, possible adverse reactions & the need for continuing treatment
  • Repeated use of self-administered questionnaires & survey instruments help in assessing outcome & in determining the need for further treatment
  • Consider reevaluation for comorbid disorders when behavioral therapies, pharmacological therapies & combined treatments have been ineffective
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