Sleep Disorders of DSM-IV-TR


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Sleep Disorders of DSM-IV-TR
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A 35-year-old, American-Indian man is brought in by his wife for marital therapy. She says that she will leave him if he doesn’t “straighten up, get a job, and stop smoking that marijuana”. The husband appears depressed and anxious, and tells you that he has not slept in days. The wife tells you that at times her husband seems, ’out-of-it’ and inattentive. When you speak directly to the husband, he tells you that he was listening to see if your walls were sound proof, because, “my other therapist lied and told on me”. The wife says that he is, ‘just making this up as an excuse. He’s as normal as you and me”.
The DSM-IV uses a multi-axial approach to diagnosing mental health issues. Four...
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.....e common factors that all sleeping disorders have. These commonalities include: physical illness, depression, anxiety or stress, poor sleeping environment such as excessive noise or light, caffeine, alcohol or other drugs, use of certain medications, heavy smoking, physical discomfort, daytime napping. Many insomniacs are unaware of their counterproductive sleep habits. Such sleep habits include: early bedtimes and excessive time spent awake in bed (“Sleep Disorders”, 2010).
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