COMMENTARY

The Evaluation and Management of the Anxious Insomniac

Karl Doghramji, MD

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March 02, 2004

In This Article

Conclusions

Insomnia and anxiety are common complaints in clinical settings. When confronted with a patient who reports both symptoms, the first step is to identify whether the primary condition is an insomnia or anxiety disorder. Treatment should be directed toward the underlying etiology. When anxiety disorders coexist with prominent complaints of insomnia, effective management strategies exist and often involve multiple behavioral and pharmacologic measures.

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