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Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep

Solutions to Insomnia for Those with Depression, Anxiety, or Chronic Pain

By Colleen Carney, Rachel Manber

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Format: Paperback / softback, 224 pages
Published In: United States, 01 December 2009
Insomnia usually appears in the presence of at least one other disorder. Particularly common co-occurring conditions include major depression, generalized anxiety, attention deficit/hyperactivity in children, and chronic pain. In sleep clinics, insomnia patients with co-occurring psychological disorders outnumber those with only insomnia two-to-one yet there are no books currently available to help those with insomnia comorbid with another mental health condition. "Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep" offers solutions to this sizeable population in a practical, step-by-step manner that simulates the experience of visiting a sleep therapist. This programme in this workbook is based on a proven-effective cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) treatment program created by coauthor Colleen Carney. Readers will learn new skills for dealing with insomnia and complete simple worksheets and assignments that will help them evaluate their insomnia as well as their comorbid condition.

About the Author

Colleen E. Carney, Ph.D., is assistant professor and director of the Sleep and Mood Disorder Program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, and is adjunct professor at Duke University. She is president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies interest group on insomnia and other sleep disorders. Carney was the recipient of the National Sleep Foundation s prestigious Pickwick Fellowship, and her research program is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Rachel Manber, Ph.D., is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, where she is also director of the Insomnia and Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program. She has taught many health providers how to use cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia and is one of the leading authorities on the treatment of comorbid insomnias. Manber s research on depression and insomnia is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. She is a proponent of empirically supported therapies for those with sleep problems. Foreword writer Richard R. Bootzin, Ph.D., is professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Arizona, director of its sleep research laboratory, and director of the insomnia clinic at University Medical Center."

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"What can compare in beneficent impact on our minds and moods with a good night s sleep? In Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep, Carney and Manber do a masterful job of digesting the latest science for lay readers interested in improving their sleep. A unique feature of this work is its thorough treatment of the complicating factors of mood disturbances and chronic pain. This book stakes out an important place in sleep and health literature." Steven H. Woodward, Ph.D., director of the Sleep Research Laboratory, National Center for PTSD"

EAN: 9781572246270
ISBN: 1572246278
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications,U.S.
Dimensions: 25.25 x 20.32 x 0.99 centimetres (0.36 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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