Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia in Co-morbid Psychiatric Disorders

  • David O’Regan


Whilst the link between insomnia and psychopathology has long been observed, our understanding of their dynamic relationship is continually evolving. The vast majority of insomnia—the most prevalent sleep disorder in the general population—exists as co-morbid insomnia (Roth and Roehrs 2003). Up to 45% of individuals with insomnia have a co-morbid psychiatric disorder (Sarsour et al. 2010), and up to 86% have a co-morbid medical illness (Taylor et al. 2007a, b). Co-morbid insomnia is therefore the rule rather than the exception. Compared to chronic medical illnesses, psychiatric disorders are more significantly associated with insomnia severity (Sarsour et al. 2010).


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  1. 1.Insomnia ClinicRoyal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine and Sleep Disorders Centre, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation TrustLondonUK

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