Clinical Characteristics and Treatment

  • Sanjeev V. Kothare
  • Anna Ivanenko

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sanjeev V. Kothare, Anna Ivanenko
      Pages 3-7
    3. Suresh Kotagal
      Pages 9-15
    4. Erick N. Viorritto, Aatif M. Husain
      Pages 17-24
    5. Madeleine M. Grigg-Damberger, Frank M. Ralls
      Pages 25-57
  3. Clinical Characteristics of Arousal Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Frank M. Ralls, Madeleine M. Grigg-Damberger
      Pages 61-95
    3. Ravindra Arya, Sejal V. Jain
      Pages 97-113
    4. Milena Pavlova, Myriam Abdennadher
      Pages 115-122
  4. Clinical Characteristics of Sleep-Wake Transition Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Shelly K. Weiss
      Pages 139-154
  5. Clinical Characteristics of Parasomnias Associated with REM Sleep

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Ujjwal P. Ramtekkar, Anna Ivanenko, Sanjeev V. Kothare
      Pages 157-176
    3. Antonio Zadra, Barry Krakow
      Pages 177-185
    4. Sriram Ramgopal, Marcin Zarowski, Sanjeev V. Kothare
      Pages 187-200
    5. Sricharan Moturi, Poojitha Matta
      Pages 201-206
    6. Anna Ivanenko, Sachin Relia
      Pages 207-220
    7. Sujay Kansagra, Bradley V. Vaughn
      Pages 221-235
    8. Sriram Ramgopal, Marcin Zarowski, Sanjeev V. Kothare
      Pages 237-245
  6. Other Parasomnias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Joseph Kaleyias, Ruchi Arora, Sanjeev V. Kothare
      Pages 249-270
    3. Keith R. Warren
      Pages 271-280
    4. Umakanth Khatwa, Sanjeev V. Kothare
      Pages 281-292
    5. Ronald E. Becker
      Pages 293-301
    6. Orna Tzischinsky, Pierguiseppe Vinai, Michael J. Howell, Yael Latzer
      Pages 303-325
    7. Thomas Freedom
      Pages 327-336
  7. Neurological, Psychiatric, and Medical Disorders Presenting as Parasomnias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Kiran Maski, Smit S. Chauhan
      Pages 339-352
    3. Robert A. Kowatch
      Pages 353-362
    4. Ramadevi Gourineni, Lisa Wolfe
      Pages 363-372
    5. Harish Rao, Umakanth Khatwa
      Pages 373-383
  8. Interventions for Parasomnias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
    2. Cynthia D. Nichols, Connie M. Bongiorno
      Pages 387-406
    3. Milena Pavlova, Myriam Abdennadher
      Pages 407-412
    4. Youngran Chung, Robert C. Dumont
      Pages 413-427
  9. Medicolegal Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 429-429
    2. Karl Doghramji, Solange Margery Bertoglia, Clarence Watson
      Pages 463-477
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 479-488

About this book


Parasomnias are phenomena that occur exclusively during sleep or are exacerbated during sleep/wake transition.  These disorders are known to contribute towards impaired quality of life, disturbed and non-restorative sleep, risk for injuries to self and others, and often associated with other medical, neurological, and psychiatric disorders.  Advances in sleep medicine have revealed a high prevalence of parasomnias across all ages.  With the growing interest for diagnosing and management of parasomnias in sleep medicine, a practical guide to parasomnias is greatly needed.


Parasomnias provides a comprehensive review of epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical characteristics, diagnostic evaluation and treatment of parasomnias across the patient’s life span.  Written by experts, each chapter integrates the latest research and clinical data. In addition, several chapters address medico-legal and forensic aspects of parasomnias.


Clinicians and researchers with an interest in sleep medicine will find Parasomnias to not only be an important contribution to the literature, but an indispensible guide to identifying, understanding and treating this disorder.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sanjeev V. Kothare
    • 1
  • Anna Ivanenko
    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard Medical School, Associate Professor, Department of NeuroBoston Children's HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Feinberg School of Medicine, Alexian Brothers Medical CenterNorthwestern UniversityElk Grove VillageUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7626-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7627-6
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