It is a long standing tradition, both within medicine and psychology, to view insomnia as a symptom and not as an independent disease or disorder, but recent data have lead to a different conclusion, and in the DSM-V, insomnia is classified as its own disorder. This article discusses the best treatment for insomnia given the new facts.
- Describe the facets of CBT-I
- Explain how to use CBT-I to treat insomnia
Perlis, M.L. (2012). Why Treat Insomnia and What is CBT-I?. The Register Report, 38, 24-25.