Synopses & Reviews
"A thorough review of the clinical and research knowledge that everybody should read before treating insomnia behaviorally. Dr. Morin did our field a great service by assembling, in one book, an up-to-date, comprehensive, and concise review of all the knowledge needed to treat insomniacs. A must reading for anyone who treats insomnia." --Peter Hauri, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic
"Dr. Morin's book is a welcome addition to the treatment literature. It describes a comprehensive, multiperspective therapy for the treatment of insomnia that will be of considerable benefit to insomniacs and their therapists. Dr. Morin describes behavioral and cognitive techniques in detail with particular attention to critical issues of patient compliance and relapse prevention. Dr. Morin has also provided a well-balanced discussion of hypnotic medication and how to integrate medication withdrawal into treatment plans. Dr. Morin's approach is well-grounded in the scientific literature throughout. This is truly an outstanding contribution." --Richard Bootzin, Ph.D., University of Arizona, Tucson
"Chronic insomnia is a complex and multifaceted challenge both to those who suffer and to those who give them care. It exacts an enormous personal and societal cost, yet it need not do so. Over the past two decades we have witnessed significant progress in understanding the pathogenesis and management of chronic insomnia, thanks to the work of Charles Morin and other colleagues. We now appreciate that most patients with chronic insomnia need and will benefit from hybrid treatment approaches, such as the protocol detailed here, that address issues of life styles and sleep-destroying behaviors, maladaptive cognitions, need for education about sleep, and medication withdrawal.
In this context, Dr. Morin has presented a detailed, balanced, and comprehensive approach for the management of chronic insomnia based on controlled clinical trials which he and other investigators have conducted. Dr. Morin's book will provide a useful manual for investigators conducting clinical trials and should help to drive our field forward as it seeks to establish chronic efficacy through controlled maintenance trials. The book will also be of considerable value to professionals seeking to help patients and clients with chronic insomnia." --Charles F. Reynolds, III, M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
"A clear and well-organized review of the problem of insomnia, and a scientifically validated, multifaceted treatment program..."--Contemporary Psychology
"This volume should be of value to many physicians. It contains useful instructions and charts for evaluating complaints and record keeping and might well be recommended reading for many patients. "--The Newsletter of the American Institute of Stress
Insomnia is one of the most frequently reported health problems, yet until the publication of this book, the literature lacked a structured and practical approach for clinical management. This volume addresses the need by offering a complete, multifaceted cognitive-behavioral treatment program for chronic insomnia. Using a conceptual model that emphasizes the interplay between maladaptive behavior patterns and dysfunctional sleep cognitions, the book covers all aspects of assessment and treatment. In addition, it is the first to present a systematic approach to withdrawing drug-dependent insomniacs from hypnotic medications. The book also features particularly useful support materials, including detailed outlines of the structured clinical interview for insomnia, sequential therapy sessions, sleep diaries, questionnaires, and other handouts.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-231) and index.
About the Author
Charles M. Morin, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychology at Laval University, Quebec, Canada. He is a leading authority on insomnia treatment who has published extensively and lectured internationally on the topic. A Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Disorders Medicine, he received the "Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Contribution to Psychology" by the American Psychological Association in 1995.
Table of Contents
1. Insomnia: Scope of the Problem.
2. Basic Facts About Sleep.
3. Diagnostic Considerations.
4. A Cognitive-Behavioral Conceptualization of Insomnia.
5. Assessment of the Insomnia Patient.
6. Overview of Treatment Protocol.
7. Preparing the Patient for Treatment.
8. Behavioral Treatment Component.
9. Cognitive Therapy Component.
10. Sleep Hygiene Education.
11. Sleep Medications.
III. Clinical Efficacy.
12. Treatment Outcome Evaluations.
A. Insomnia Interview Schedule.
B. Sleep Impairment Index.
C. Beliefs and Attitudes About Sleep.
D. Insomnia Treatment Acceptability Scale.
E. Personal Contract.
F. Sleep Diary.
G. Summary of Sleep Diary Data.