What is the role of social 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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For transient or short-term insomnia, inquire about recent situational stresses, such as a new job, new school, relationship change, or bereavement. For chronic insomnia, attempt to relate the onset of insomnia to past stresses or medical illnesses. Inquire about the use of tobacco, caffeinated products, alcohol, and illegal drugs.

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