Parasomnias are phenomena that occur exclusively during sleep or are exacerbated during sleep/wake transition. These disorders are known to contribute towards impaired quality of life, disturbed and non-restorative sleep, risk for injuries to self and others and often associated with other medical, neurological and psychiatric disorders. Advances in sleep medicine have revealed a high prevalence of parasomnias across all ages. With the growing interest for diagnosing and management of parasomnias in sleep medicine, a practical guide to parasomnias is greatly needed.
Parasomnias provides a comprehensive review of epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical characteristics, diagnostic evaluation and treatment of parasomnias across the patient's life span. Written by experts, each chapter integrates the latest research and clinical data. In addition, several chapters address medico-legal and forensic aspects of parasomnias.
Clinicians and researchers with an interest in sleep medicine will find Parasomnias to not only be an important contribution to the literature, but an indispensible guide to identifying, understanding and treating this disorder.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 488
Weight: 1035 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 26 mm
Edition: 2013 ed.
"This is a comprehensive review of our present day understanding of these sleep-related disorders. ... The audience is clinicians and researchers with an interest in sleep medicine. ... will be helpful to any clinicians or students who are involved in the ongoing clinical care of patients in the fields of either medicine or mental health. ... a useful aid to those in the sleep-related specialties as well as to any clinicians who encounter patients with sleep-related disorders in their practice." (Michael Easton, Doody's Book Reviews, August, 2015)"The book presents the latest research and clinical data on parasomnias. The intended audience includes researchers and practitioners in the field of sleep, including primary care practitioners, neurologists, psychiatrists, pulmonologists, psychologists, researchers, and neuroscientists. ... This is a valuable contribution to the field of sleep medicine. ... With its inclusion of recent research and clinical data, this is a practical guide for clinicians and researchers." (M. Isabel L. Crisostomo, Doody's Book Reviews, January, 2014)
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