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Insomnia Disorder

Jean Gauvin, Ph.D., M.D., David Neubauer, M.D.
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  • Insomnia is described as dissatisfaction with sleep quality or quantity associated with difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep or with early morning awakening[1][2].
  • Complaints often include taking longer than 30 minutes to fall asleep, staying asleep for less than 6 hours, repeated or extended awakenings, or experiencing sleep that is chronically nonrestorative or poor in quality[3][4][5].
  • Insomnia disorder is classified under the Sleep-Wake Disorders section of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5)[6].

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Last updated: October 15, 2014


Gauvin, Jean , and David Neubauer. "Insomnia Disorder." Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide, 2014. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787083/all/Insomnia_Disorder.
Gauvin J, Neubauer D. Insomnia Disorder. Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. 2014. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787083/all/Insomnia_Disorder. Accessed August 21, 2019.
Gauvin, J., & Neubauer, D. (2014). Insomnia Disorder. In Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787083/all/Insomnia_Disorder
Gauvin J, Neubauer D. Insomnia Disorder [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. ; 2014. [cited 2019 August 21]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787083/all/Insomnia_Disorder.
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