ABOUT THIS BOOK
· Provides a comprehensive review of pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical characteristics, diagnostic evaluation and treatment of parasomnias across the life span
· Each clinical chapter ends with “Practical Points”
· Includes case examples, illustrations, such as PSG and EEG fragments, tables, and flow charts
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-restorartive 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.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » REM non-REM parasomnias - neurological, medical and psychiatric disorders -nightmare disorder, hallucinations - paroxysmal nocturnal dystonia - sleep behavior disorder, bruxism, sexomnias - sleep walking, sleep terrors, confusional arousals
Related subjects » Medicine - Neurology
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Sanjeev V. Kothare, MD is an Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical school, Boston, MA. He is also the Fellowship Director and Interim Medical Director, Sleep Center for Children, Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Chair of Childhood Sleep Disorders Development Steering Committee, American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Anna Ivanenko, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.