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[Insomnia and increased use of sleep medication among seniors: problems and alternative treatment].

Authors
  • Bélanger, Lynda
  • Vallières, Annie
  • Morin, Charles M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2006
Volume
52
Pages
968–973
Identifiers
PMID: 17278324
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Cognitive-behavioural therapy adapted specifically to the problem of insomnia in seniors is one of the recommended options. The gains often include a notable decrease in use of sleep medication and in the emotional distress associated with insomnia.

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