Concise Guide to Evaluation and Management of Sleep Disorders, Third Edition (Concise Guides) Paperback – April 1, 2002
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- ASIN : 1585620459
- Publisher : Amer Psychiatric Pub Inc; 3rd edition (April 1, 2002)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 293 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781585620456
- ISBN-13 : 978-1585620456
- Item Weight : 7.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.25 x 0.5 x 6.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,342,228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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[For context, approx. 3/4 of those with what I call "Attentional Spectrum dysregulations," my specialty, have attendant & exacerbating sleep struggles, many deserving of sleep DISORDER diagnoses that are *frequently* overlooked, even by otherwise well-informed professionals in other specialties]
I encourage ALL clinicians to update your sleep disorder info-base, and this book would be a great place to start.
For MY money, The Concise Guide to Evaluation and Management of Sleep Disorders is among the most useful on its topic, for many reasons.
#1- size: CONCISE it certainly is.
It may, at first blush, seem pricey for it's size -- but what you are actually paying for is TIME!! You may come to consider it cheap at twice the price, given how much information it packs into a teensy paperback book small enough to slip into a lab coat or jacket pocket (or purse!).
Like any book anybody could LIFT, no composite will be able to include everything on the topic, especially true of a book this small -- and these impressively credentialed authors are clear that they do not claim to. I stand in awe of how much they HAVE been able to include!
Written for the practicing clinician (who will appreciate it's brevity), non-specialist or "fringe" professionals like myself will, no doubt, consider it a godsend. If sleep disorders make up only a portion of the information you must understand and assimilate, this small volume may well be all you ever need to read on the topic. [CAVEAT: you must also be prepared to dedicate SOME time to keeping up with new research and information, all written content ages.]
HOWEVER, this book has been updated several times already, and I expect a release of yet another edition by the time most non-specialists become aware of the need to do so. *Much* of the content will remain useful and perfectly relevant -- but it would take a crystal ball to know in advance exactly what content will need updating, and what will be able to stand as written for how long.
For professionals in the Sleep Disorders field, as long as you don't quibble over what did NOT fit in the book, you will find it a helpful content concentrator, this release referencing both DSM-IV-TR as well as ICD-9CM classifications.
#2 - ease of use
Overview of Sleep Disorders Medicine
Sleep Physiology & Pathology
AS WELL AS
A Table of Contents
A List of Tables
A List of Figures, and
a 28+ page cross-referenced INDEX.
#3 - ease of conceptualization
Medical/psychiatric disorders impacting sleep
Meds with sedative/hypnotic effects
Special Problems and Populations
Rant warning: As a woman I am happy to see the inclusion of pregnancy, menopause & premenstrual sleep struggles in this section, although I will be even HAPPIER when the problems of 51% of the human race are no longer considered "special" problems in "special" populations by the medical profession - end of rant - for NOW!
#4 - DX & treatment protocols for specific disorders
For DSPS, for example (in the circadian rhythm-based category), subcategories include:
Etiology & pathophysiology
Differential dx (including DSM dx criteria for circadians: DSPS, Jet Lag, Shift Work & Unspecified - with MORE disorders referenced in the text than in the current DSM categories - i.e, ASPS, N-24, RLS, etc.)
*and*, of course,
Concluding with the caveat that, "Up to 50% of patients with severe DSPS may not respond to conventional treatment (Regestein and Monk 1995). These patients might best be referred to a sleep disorders center."
Hope this helps you decide to buy, read, and refer to this book often!
Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CMC, SCAC, MCC
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