Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Expert Q&A

Benzodiazepines in Older Adults

Topics: Addiction | Anxiety | Ashton manual | Beers criteria | Benzodiazepines | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia | Dementia | Fall risk | Hypnotics | Insomnia | Opioids | Overdose | Silexan | taper | Withdrawal

CGPR: When do you start benzodiazepines in older adults? Dr. Aiken: The best evidence for benzodiazepines in the elderly is in panic disorder, followed by phobias, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. Benzodiazepines are also the mainstay of treating catatonia, rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder, and alcohol withdrawal. Ho

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Clinical Update

Tools to Help Kids and Teens to Sleep Better

Topics: Assessment | CBTi | circadian system | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia | Sleep | treatment

  Sasha is a 13-year-old whose grades are slipping. She reports trouble concentrating in school, and her parents are worried she might have ADHD. On taking a history, you learn that Sasha stays up late and gets up early, obtaining about six hours of sleep per night. Adolescents have been reporting less sleep over the past 20 years in what’s

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