Clinical Pharmacology of Sleep

Editors: Pandi-Perumal, S.R., Monti, J.M. (Eds.)

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The field of sleep medicine is growing rapidly, and the clinical pharmacology of sleep is gaining much attention from sleep physicians. Many new drugs are in the process of being developed and tested for their possible usefulness in the treatment of sleep disorders. The opportunity for further advancement in this field is very promising.

This volume covers the clinical and pharmacological treatment of several important sleep disorders such as insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, and periodic limb movement syndrome. It further addresses the use of sleep medications in children, adolescents, and in the elderly. It offers a comprehensive overview of the currently available hypnotic medications and covers aspects of chronopharmacology and its implications for the pharmacology of sleep. It also reviews the basic science of sleep and sleep disorders, and thus the potential development of new pharmacological approaches.

The book will be useful for physicians, psychopharmacologists, psychiatrists, sleep disorder specialists and other healthcare professionals such as nurses, social workers and graduate medical students.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Primary and secondary insomnia

    Kenneth L. Lichstein, Les A. Gellis, Kristin C. Stone, Sidney D. Nau

    Pages 1-9

  • Primary insomnia: diagnosis and treatment

    Pavlos Sakkas, Constantin R. Soldatos

    Pages 11-19

  • Sleep disturbance in schizophrenia

    Roger Godbout

    Pages 125-131

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7643-7262-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Clinical Pharmacology of Sleep
Editors
  • S.R. Pandi-Perumal
  • J.M. Monti
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-7643-7440-2
DOI
10.1007/3-7643-7440-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-7262-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 239
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
Topics