- Oxford Library of Psychology
- Short Contents
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editors
- Introduction: Historical Landmarks and Current Status of Sleep Research and Practice: An Introduction to the Timeliness, Aims, and Scope
of this Handbook
- Sleep and the Brain
- The Regulation of Human Sleep and Wakefulness: Sleep Homeostasis and Circadian Rhythmicity
- The Functions of Sleep
- Sleep and Human Development
- Sleep and Human Performance
- The Role of Sleep in Neurocognitive Function
- Sleep and Emotion
- Sleep, Dreams, and Dreaming
- Sleep and Psychopathology
- Sleep and Psychotropic Drugs
- Sleep and Society
- Sleep, Work, and Occupational Stress
- Sleep and Gender: The Paradox of Sex and Sleep?
- Sleep and the Psychology Curriculum
- The Epidemiology of Sleep
- A Socioeconomic Perspective of Sleep Disorders (Insomnia and Obstructive Sleep Apnea)
- Forensic Aspects of Sleep Medicine
- Sleep Disorders Classification and Diagnosis
- Clinical Assessment of Sleep–Wake Complaints
- Insomnia I: Etiology and Conceptualization
- Insomnia II: Behavioral and Physiological Assessment
- Insomnia III: Therapeutic Approaches
- Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders
- Sleep and Medical Disorders
- Sleep and Substance Use Disorders
- Parasomnias I: Nightmares
- Parasomnias II: Sleep Terrors and Somnambulism
- Circadian Rhythm Disorders I: Phase-Advanced & Phase-Delayed Syndromes
- Circadian Rhythm Disorders II: Shift Work
- Circadian Rhythm Disorders III: Jet Lag
- Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders
- Hypersomnia and Narcolepsy
- Restless Legs Syndrome (Willis-Ekbom Disease) and Periodic Limb Movements
- Sleep-Related Problems in Childhood
- Sleep-Related Problems in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
- Sleep Disorders in the Elderly
- Sleep Disturbances and Learning Disability (Mental Retardation)
- Sleep–Wake Disturbances and Fatigue in Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury
- Sleep Disturbance and Chronic Pain: Biobehavioral Interactions
- Conclusion: Overview, Emerging Trends, and Future Directions in Sleep Research and Practice
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter presents an overview of the elements of the clinical assessment of sleep disorders. As this book contains individual chapters discussing the diagnosis and treatment of many sleep disorders, this chapter discusses methods for assessing a patient with any possible sleep complaint. Suggestions are given for information to be gathered by the patient prior to the intake evaluation. General considerations regarding the structure of the intake evaluation are reviewed. A recommended semi-structured intake evaluation is then discussed, along with how to include a functional analysis of the sleep complaint, leading to a discussion of how to integrate this information into a clinical assessment and a list of rule-out diagnoses. Finally, we review a selection of self-report questionnaires that can provide additional information aiding in the assessment of the sleep patient.
James K. Wyatt, Sleep Disorders Service and Research Center, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush University Medical Center.
Jamie A. Cvengros, Sleep Disorders Service and Research Center, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush University Medical Center.
Jason C. Ong, Sleep Disorders Service and Research Center, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush University Medical Center.
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