Insomnia and Anxiety

Insomnia and Anxiety is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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General Principles

  • Insomnia and anxiety may be attributed to a variety of underlying medical or psychiatric disorders, and symptoms may be exacerbated by hospitalization.
  • Causes of insomnia include environmental disruptions, mood and anxiety disorders, substance abuse disorders, common medications (i.e., β-blockers, steroids, bronchodilators), sleep apnea, hyperthyroidism, and nocturnal myoclonus.
  • Anxiety may be seen in anxiety disorder, depression, substance abuse disorders, hyperthyroidism, and complex partial seizures.

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