Current treatment options for insomnia

U. J. Buford, C. B. Nemeroff

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8 Scopus citations


Patient complaints of insomnia continue to perplex many physicians because of the vast array of potential causes and multiple strategies to treat this symptom complex. The present review summarizes available pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions for insomnia. A specialized assessment and treatment plan is required for all patients, taking into account all aspects of their life and the characteristics of their sleep disturbance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-423
Number of pages9
JournalDrugs of Today
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 15 2012


  • Benzodiazepines
  • Insomnia
  • Sedative hypnotics
  • Sleep disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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