Wake, Sleep, and Circadian Control Systems: Function and
Modulation | Overview of DSM-5 Sleep-Wake Disorders | Treatment Options and Resources | The Sleep Evaluation | Conclusion | References | Appendix: DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Selected Common Sleep Disorders
In this chapter we review the current status
of diagnosis and treatment of sleep-wake disorders for our target
audience: clinicians in general psychiatric practice who are not
specifically trained in sleep disorders medicine but who will nonetheless
encounter sleep complaints in many (if not most) of their patients.
We cannot be comprehensive in our coverage of sleep disorders: the
current second edition of the International Classification
of Sleep Disorders (American Academy of Sleep Medicine 2005), considered by many to be the
definitive classification for sleep disorders, lists over 80 specific diagnoses
in eight general categories. Instead, our intention is to provide
sufficient information and guidelines so that the clinician is unlikely
to miss major sleep disorders and their detrimental consequences.