Alex Dimitriu, MD

Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine

Insomnia: Definition, Prevalence, Etiology and Consequences

In this excellent article, Thomas Roth PhD; a leading sleep researcher discusses the far reaching effects of insomnia. This is a great article to provide background on this very common, yet very complex condition - with a prevalence of 30% of the population. Numerous and alarming consequences are discussed - ranging from increased risk of automobile accidents, depression, increased pain, and hypertension. Chronic insomnia was also marked by substantial social and career impairment. This work underscores the tremendous need for better treatments - for a condition that affects up to 1 in 3 of us.


Read the report here: 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1978319/

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CONDITIONS TREATED: anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, insomnia, bipolar disorder, and treatment resistant depression.

REGIONS COVERED:  We serve clients of the Bay Area, including the communities of Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Mountain View, Portola Valley, Atherton, Sunnyvale, and San Jose