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Chronic Insomnia, Pharmacotherapy and the Cognitive Behavioral Approaches

Mohammad Torabi Nami*
Department of Neuroscience, School of Advanced Medical Science and Technology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Corresponding Author : Mohammad Torabi Nami, MD, PhD
Department of Neuroscience
School of Advanced Medical Science and Technology
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
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Received April 02, 2013; Accepted December 30, 2013; Published January 01, 2014
Citation: Nami MT (2014) Chronic Insomnia, Pharmacotherapy and the Cognitive Behavioral Approaches. J Sleep Disord Ther 3:151. doi:10.4172/2167-0277.1000151
Copyright: © 2014 Nami MT. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Insomnia is a common complaint of patients presenting to primary care physician and sleep medicine experts. Approximately 10-20% of the general population worldwide has reported symptoms of chronic insomnia of which 25% have primary insomnia. Insomnia is more prevalent among females and the elderly subjects (over 65 years). Pharmacotherapy for insomnia is mainly focused on hypnotics such as benzodiazepine receptor agonists (BzRAs), antihistamine drugs, tricyclic antidepressants like doxepin, and a melatonin receptor agonist (ramelteon). However, these very often used medications are shown to have potential untoward effects outweighing their benefits in many instances. Once the underlying disorder affecting sleep is appropriately addressed, cognitive behavioral therapy, singly or combined with drug therapy, is demonstrated to be amongst the most efficacious treatment strategies in some cases with refractory insomnia.

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