Review Article| Volume 1, ISSUE 3, P359-365, September 2006

Psychiatric Comorbidity: The Case for Treating Insomnia

      Insomnia is commonly associated with other psychiatric disorders. In fact, persons who have insomnia are approximately three times more likely to meet diagnostic criteria for another psychiatric disorder than those who do no have a sleep disturbance [
      • Ford D.
      • Kamerow D.
      Epidemiologic study of sleep disturbances in psychiatric disorders.
      • Ohayon M.
      Prevalence of DSM-IV diagnostic criteria of insomnia: distinguishing insomnia related to mental disorders from sleep disorders.
      ]. Although this predilection indicates that there is a special relationship between insomnia and other psychiatric disorders, the nature of that relationship has been a matter of some confusion.
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