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Oct 2011

Troubled Sleep, Troubled Minds, and DSM-5

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2011;68(10):990-991. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.104

The article by Edinger et al1 provides an extensive and meticulous examination of the performance characteristics of sleep-wake disorder diagnoses, comparing 2 different systems and finding converging results. The article serves as a reminder of the roles of sleep disturbance in the pathogenesis, assessment, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. It also furnishes empirical support for DSM-5 recommendations on sleep-wake disorder classification and assessment.2

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