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Sleep Medicine

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ISBN-10: 0521699576

ISBN-13: 9780521699570

Edition: 2008

Authors: Harold R. Smith, Cynthia L. Comella, Birgit H�gl

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Sleep disorders exact a high toll on society in terms of diminished quality of life, reduced productivity and cost to medical services. This book guides the reader through the basic science of sleep and how to evaluate individuals suffering from sleep irregularities. Complex features of sleep disorders are then discussed, including parasomnias, sleep apnea, night terrors and restless legs syndrome. The book also looks at how these sleep abnormalities can affect individuals with other psychiatric disorders such as epilepsy, depression and anxiety disorders. Covering disorders from insomnia to narcolepsy, and specialty areas from pediatric to geriatric, this wide ranging and accessible guide…    
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Book details

List price: $93.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Harold R. Smith is Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology and Director Emeritus, Center for Sleep Medicine at the University of California, Irvine, CA, USA.

Normal Sleep: Introduction: an introduction to the basic neurology of sleep
Normal sleep
The evaluation and testing of the sleepy patient
Sleep Disorders
Circadian rhythm disorders
Excessive somnolence disorders
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD)
Sleep apnea (central and obstructive)
Sleep in Specialty Areas
Sleep and neurologic disorders
Sleep and psychiatric disorders
Sleep and medical disorders
Sleep and pediatrics
Sleep and geriatrics
Forensic sleep medicine issues, violent parasomnias