Case 1: My patient has trouble sleeping in the psych unit
Case 2: Suicide and Insomnia
Case 3: Cocaine Induced Insomnia/sleep problems
Case 4: Cannabis Induced sleep problems
Case 5: Insomnia and Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Case 6: Withdrawal insomnia from benzodiazepines
Case 7: Insomnia and Panic Disorder
Case 8: People think Alcohol helps with sleep
WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Case 9: Sleep apnea in Pregnancy
Case 10: Stimulant Induced Insomnia in kids
Case 11: Childhood Narcolepsy and Emotional problems of parents
Case 12: RLS in Pregnancy
Case 13: Insomnia in Pregnancy
Case 14: Change in school time helped my teenager's sleep.
Case 15: TELE SLEEP MEDICINE
Case 16: Psychosocial issues with being a Sleepy Head
Case 17: Extreme dreams make me depressed/Epic Dreaming
Case 18: Sleep Disruption in ICU setting
Case 19: Sexsomnia on Medications
Case 20: I have claustrophobia on the CPAP mask. Please Help?
According to research, more than 50% of patients seen in psychiatric clinics have sleep problems. Despite this fact, there is a lack of sleep medicine training in psychiatric residency programs especially for disorders like insomnia and sleep-related problems in women and children. Also, there is a lack of education on treating sleep problems in special situations like ICU settings or managing sleep problems via telemedicine. Sleep physicians, on the other hand, are uncomfortable treating patients with the psychiatric disorders, particularly in this demographic. Pediatricians are also not trained to work with children suffering from sleep disturbances or psychiatric disorders. They often struggle to correctly identify a particular disorder and lack confidence to adequately treat and manage these issues. In total, there are only about 250 clinicians trained in both sleep medicine and psychiatry, despite the millions of patients who could benefit from both disciplines.
While Springer does have a forthcoming text on sleep and psychiatric disturbances that addresses comorbid sleep disorders in the general population, there is still no resource that examines the intricacies of insomnia in women and children. This text highlights the importance of common medical comorbidities and illuminates the salient points for treatment, diagnosis, and management of these conditions as they relate particularly to these special populations. Written by experts in both sleep medicine and psychiatry, the text takes a cutting-edge, reader-friendly approach to topics that include sleep disturbances in pregnancy, sleep tele-medicine, sleep disturbances related to difficulties in schools, and substance-induced disturbances. Each chapter follows a consistent format, making it an excellent tool for the busy clinician who is not able to sift through scientific literature or didactic texts.
Psychiatric Sleep Disorders in Women and Children is an excellent resource for all clinicians who may work with special populations struggling with sleep and psychiatric comorbidities, including psychiatrists, sleep medicine physicians, internists, primary care and family medicine physicians, pediatricians, obstetrics/gynecologists, psychologists and others.
Imran S. Khawaja, MD, MBBS, FAASM
CEO, MD TruCare,Grapevine, TX
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry The University of Oklahoma
Thomas D. Hurwitz, MD
Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Hennepin County Medical Center Sleep Disorder Center
University of Minnesota Department of psychiatry
One Veteran's Drive
Dr. Imran S. Khawaja, MD, MBBS, FAASM, is one of only 250 physicians who is board certified in both psychiatry and sleep medicine. He has dedicated his career to both fields equally, serving at various prestigious institutions in Minnesota. Following his tenure as Medical Director for schizophrenia treatment at the VA, he became an associate professor at the University of Minnesota and a dedicated staff physician at the Hennepin County Medical Center. He is currently a Medical Director for Sleep at the VA in Dallas as well as an Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center.