Authoritative clinicians present up-to-date, concise, and practical advice on the diagnosis and treatment of the most common sleep disorders encountered in general practice. They not only review such problems as obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, and narcolepsy, but they also discuss such important topics as pediatric sleep disorders, the pharmacology of sleep medicines, diagnostic testing and technology, and the use of bright light therapy in sleep disorders and depression. Throughout, the emphasis is on obtaining an appropriate patient history and carefully analyzing the available diagnostic and treatment strategies to determine appropriate therapeutic regimens.
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 370 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1998
Overall rating: excellent...This readable, practical, and clinically oriented book provides just enough background information on the various disorders so as not to be overwhelming....an excellent practical introduction for family physicians. -Canadian Family Physician
...the information in this book can improve the ability of primary care physicians to advise and offer treatment of sleep problems to their patients.-Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal
...offers practical advice for treating patients [that] physicians are likely to encounter with some form of sleep disorder, such as obstructive sleep apnea after extubation or insomnia associated with depression.--Consultant
"Sleep Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment is recommended for all health science libraries."-E Streams