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Insomnia (cont.)

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What is the outlook for insomnia?

Insomnia overall has a favorable outlook. Many cases of insomnia are related to transient situational stresses and are easily reversed when the situation is resolved. In cases of long-standing (chronic) insomnia, any medical or psychiatric cause needs to be assessed and treated. Medical and non-medical home remedies are available for treating insomnia and are generally successful. Medical treatment for insomnia without addressing the underlying cause of a person's insomnia will often result in long-term medication use with no resolution of the underlying cause.


MedscapeReference. Insomnia

Insomnia. In: American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The International Classification of Sleep Disorders. 2nd ed. Westchester, Illinois: American Academy of Sleep Medicine; 2005:1-31.

Past contributing medical author: Siamak T. Nabili, MD, MPH

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/17/2014

Source: MedicineNet.com

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