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Psychotherapeutic treatment of chronic insomnia.
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PMID:  3985229     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although psychotherapeutic treatment of patients with chronic insomnia can be difficult and frustrating, a psychotherapeutic approach in which the therapist actively explores and uncovers problem areas can be beneficial. Since chronic insomniac patients tend to internalize their feelings, which leads to increased psychologic arousal and insomnia, the therapist must consistently re-orient the patient toward awareness and expression of feeling. An active therapeutic approach also helps derail the chronic insomniac's tendency to focus on the daytime effects of insomnia rather than on the emotional factors that generate the symptoms. By utilizing the specific technical approaches described in this paper, gratifying therapeutic results may be achieved.
R M Berlin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of psychotherapy     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0002-9564     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Psychother     Publication Date:  1985 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-05-08     Completed Date:  1985-05-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0110672     Medline TA:  Am J Psychother     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Combined Modality Therapy
Middle Aged
Psychotherapy / methods*
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders / psychology,  therapy*

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