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The Use and Misuse of Sleeping Pills : a Clinical Guide

Author: Wallace B Mendelson
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 1980.
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Hypnos (the Greek god of sleep) and Thanatos (death) were the twin sons of Nyx, the goddess of night (Fox, 1964). Hypnos lived in a dusky valley in the land of the Cimerians, watered by Lethe, the river of forgetfulness. He brought sleep to both men and gods, and sometimes sent his sons Morpheus, Icelus, and Phantasus to appear in dreams. At the door of his abode grew poppies and other herbs which induce sleep  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wallace B Mendelson
ISBN: 9781468436471 1468436473 9781468436495 146843649X
OCLC Number: 858916146
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1 Basic Concepts about Sleep and Insomnia --
History --
The Sleep Stages --
Influences on the Appearance of Sleep Stages --
Physiologic Regulation of Sleep --
Hypnotics and Sleep Regulation --
Sleep Deprivation --
The Need for Sleep --
Insomnia --
Summary and Conclusions --
2 The Prevalence of Sleep Disturbance and Hypnotic Use --
Surveys of Reported Sleep Disturbance --
Types of Sleep Complaints --
Surveys of Hypnotic Use --
Patient-Physician Interaction --
Prescriptions for Outpatients --
Prescribing Hypnotics in Hospital Practice --
Summary and Conclusions --
3 Pharmacology of Prescription Hypnotics --
Pharmacologic Considerations --
Barbiturates --
Benzodiazepines --
Nonbarbiturate, Nonbenzodiazepine Hypnotics --
Summary and Conclusions --
4 The Efficacy of Hypnotics --
Methodologic Considerations --
Efficacy Studies in Specific Disorders --
Reference Section: Efficacy Studies in Normal Volunteers and 'Insomniacs' --
Nonbarbiturate, Nonbenzodiazepine Hypnotics --
Summary and Conclusions --
5 Suicide and Hypnotics --
Incidence --
Traits of the Victim --
Clinical Toxicity --
Treatment --
Prevention --
Summary and Conclusions --
6 Residual Daytime Effects of Hypnotics --
Electrophysiologic Residual Effects --
Psychomotor Measures of Residual Effects --
Subjective Evaluation of Daytime Performance --
Hypnotics and Driving --
Summary and Conclusions --
7 Interactions with Ethanol --
General Considerations --
Barbiturates --
Benzodiazepines --
Nonbarbiturate, Nonbenzodiazepine Hypnotics --
Summary and Conclusions --
8 Hypnotic Dependence --
Classical Drug Abuse --
Dependence in Medical Practice --
Summary and Conclusions --
9 Hypnotics and the Elderly --
Pharmacology in the Elderly --
Efficacy Studies --
Toxicity --
Summary and Conclusions --
10 Other Pharmacologic Approaches --
Over-the-Counter Hypnotics --
l-Tryptophan --
Ethanol --
Summary and Conclusions --
11 Nonpharmacologic Treatment of Insomnia --
Counseling and Psychotherapy --
Behavioral Therapies --
Summary and Conclusions --
12 Conclusion: Implications for Medical Practice --
Summary --
Approach to the Insomniac Patient --
References.
Responsibility: by Wallace B. Mendelson.

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Hypnos (the Greek god of sleep) and Thanatos (death) were the twin sons of Nyx, the goddess of night (Fox, 1964). Chapter 3, for instance, describes the general principles of drug absorption,  Read more...

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