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Cognitive-behavioral Therapy of Insomnia

      Insomnia is a prevalent health complaint in the general population and is the most common of all sleep disorders. Population-based estimates indicate that 10% of adults report persistent and troublesome insomnia [
      • Ford D.E.
      • Kamerow D.B.
      Epidemiologic study of sleep disturbances and psychiatric disorders: an opportunity for prevention?.
      ,
      • Ohayon M.
      Epidemiology of insomnia: what we know and what we still need to learn.
      ], and this rate increases to up to 30% among primary care patients [
      • Hohagen F.
      • Rink K.
      • Kappler C.
      • et al.
      Prevalence and treatment of insomnia in general practice: a longitudinal study.
      ]. Persistent insomnia carries an important burden for the individual and for society, as evidenced by indices of functional impairments, quality of life, risks of depression, and health-care costs [
      • Ford D.E.
      • Kamerow D.B.
      Epidemiologic study of sleep disturbances and psychiatric disorders: an opportunity for prevention?.
      ,
      • Breslau N.
      • Roth T.
      • Rosenthal L.
      • et al.
      Sleep disturbance and psychiatric disorders: a longitudinal epidemiological study of young adults.
      ,
      • Godet-Cayre V.
      • Pelletier-Fleury N.
      • Le Vaillant M.
      • et al.
      Insomnia and absenteeism at work. Who pay the cost?.
      ,
      • Roth T.
      • Drake C.
      Evolution of insomnia: current status and future direction.
      ,
      • Simon G.
      • VonKorff M.
      Prevalence, burden, and treatment of insomnia in primary care.
      ,
      • Walsh J.K.
      Clinical and socioeconomic correlates of insomnia.
      ].
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