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July 6, 2015
(CHICAGO) – Cognitive behavioral therapy is a widely used nonpharmacologic treatment for insomnia disorders, and an analysis of the medical literature by sleep researchers at Rush University Medical Center suggests it also can work for patients whose insomnia is coupled with psychiatric and medical conditions, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine . Previous meta-analyses have suggested that cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia can improve sleep, although many of these studies excluded individuals with coexisting psychiatric and medical conditions. Jason C. Ong, Ph.D. , behavioral sleep medicine specialist at Rush University Medical Center, and coauthors reviewed medical...