body cannot be underestimated

The power of sleep to heal the body cannot be underestimated. Most research indicates that 7–8 hours of sleep are a minimum that people need to stay healthy. Clients who come to the PMHNP’s office frequently complain of sleep problems. It is estimated that 10–20% of patients report some type of sleeping problem.

In this Assignment, you will analyze the diagnostic criteria and evidence-based psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for sleep/wake disorders.

Assignment: Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake Disorder

  • Explain the  diagnostic criteria for your assigned sleep/wake disorder.
  • Explain the  evidenced-based psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for your      assigned sleep/wake disorder.
  • Describe at what point you would refer the client to their primary care physician for an additional      referral to a neurologist, pulmonologist, or physician specializing in sleep disorders and explain why.
  • Support your  rationale with references to the Learning Resources or other academic resource.

Required Readings ( Need 3+ references).

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

· “Sleep-Wake Disorders”

Gabbard, G. O. (2014). Gabbard’s treatment of psychiatric disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publications.

· Chapter 36, “Sleep-Wake Disorders”

Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2014). Kaplan & Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

· Chapter 13, “Psychosomatic Medicine” (pp. 465–503)

· Chapter 16, “Normal Sleep and Sleep-Wake Disorders” (pp. 533–563)

  • Chapter 16, “Normal Sleep and Sleep-Wake      Disorders” (pp. 533–563)

Stahl, S. M. (2017). Prescriber’s Guide: Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology (6th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
To access information on specific medications, click on The Prescriber’s Guide, 6th Ed. tab on the Stahl Online website and select the appropriate medication.

Optional Resources

Bélanger, L., Harvey, A. G., Fortier-Brochu, É., Beaulieu-Bonneau, S., Eidelman, P., Talbot, L., . . . Morin, C. M. (2016). Impact of comorbid anxiety and depressive disorders on treatment response to cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84(8), 659–667. doi:10.1037/ccp0000084

Olaithe, M., Nanthakumar, S., Eastwood, P. R., & Bucks, R. S. (2015). Cognitive and mood dysfunction in adult obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA): Implications for psychological research and practice. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 1(1), 67–78. doi:10.1037/tps0000021