What should be the focus of the medical and psychiatric history in the evaluation of insomnia?

Updated: Sep 11, 2018
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Perform a thorough medical history and review of systems. Also perform a thorough psychological review to screen for psychiatric disorders. In particular, assess for signs and symptoms of anxiety or depression. Diagnostic criteria for generalized anxiety disorder are listed in the image below.

Diagnostic criteria for generalized anxiety disord Diagnostic criteria for generalized anxiety disorder.

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