Accession Number : ADA338327

Title :   Insomnia in the Elderly: A Diagnostic Opportunity (Usually Missed)

Descriptive Note : Summary rept. Sep 95-May 96

Corporate Author : COLORADO SPRINGS OSTEOPATHIC FOUNDATIONAND FAMILY MEDICINE CENTER CO

Personal Author(s) : Raper, Kenneth S. ; Cairney, William J.

PDF Url : ADA338327

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Insomnia is a complaint seen so commonly with elderly patients, yet it is so seldomly addressed by more than a prescription on the part of the primary health care provider. There are many causes of insomnia in this population that if not discovered and remedied may lead to unnecessary morbidity and mortality. Insomnia presents a diagnostic opportunity for health care providers to find secondary causes in order to prevent adverse outcomes and increase quality of life for the patient. This study presents a no nonsense and logical approach to common problems and diagnoses that should not be missed.

Descriptors :   *INSOMNIA, POPULATION, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), QUALITY, SLEEP DEPRIVATION, PATIENTS, MEDICAL SERVICES, LIVING STANDARDS.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE