The Parasomnias and Other Sleep-related Movement Disorders

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-07-26
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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The first authoritative review on the parasomnias - disorders that cause abnormal behavior during sleep - this book contains many topics never before covered in detail. The behaviors associated with parasomnias may lead to injury of the patient or bed-partner, and may have forensic implications. These phenomena are common but often unrecognized, misdiagnosed, or ignored in clinical practice. With increasing awareness of abnormal behaviors in sleep, the book fulfils the need for in-depth descriptions of clinical and research aspects of these disorders, including differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, morbidity, and functional consequences of each condition, where known. Appropriate behavioral and pharmacological treatments are addressed in detail. There are authoritative sections on disorders of arousal, parasomnias usually associated with REM sleep, sleep-related movement disorders and other variants, and therapy of parasomnias. Sleep specialists, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists and other healthcare professionals with an interest in sleep disorders will find this book essential reading.

Table of Contents

Parasomnias: a short history
Epidemiology of parasomnias
Functional neuroimaging in parasomnias
The clinical evaluation of patients with parasomnias
Video-polysomnography of parasomnias
Parasomnias due to medications or substances
Parasomnias due to medical and neurological disorders
Trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder and parasomnias
Medico-legal consequences of parasomnias
Disorders of Arousal
Confusional arousals
Sleep terrors
Parasomnias Usually Associated with REM Sleep
REM sleep behavior disorder
Recurrent isolated sleep paralysis
Nightmare disorder
Other Parasomnias
Sleep related dissociative disorders
Sleep enuresis
Sleep related groaning (Catathrenia)
Sleep-related hallucinations and exploding head syndrome
Sleep-related eating disorder
Sleep-Related Movement Disorders and Other Variants
Restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movements
Sleep starts
Fragmentary myoclonus
Sleep related leg cramps
Sleep related bruxism
Propriospinal myoclonus
Sleep related rhythmic movement disorder
Nocturnal panic attacks
Sleep-related epilepsy
Therapy of Parasomnias
Pharmacotherapy and parasomnias
Behavioral and psychiatric treatment of parasomnias
Hypnotherapy and parasomnias
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