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J Korean Sleep Res Soc. 2006;3(1):45-51.         doi: https://doi.org/10.13078/jksrs.06008
불면증의 약물치료
한림대학교 의과대학 성심병원 신경과학교실
Pharmacologic Treatments of Insomnia
Min Kyung Chu
Department of Neurology, Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine
Corresponding Author: Min Kyung Chu ,Tel: +82-31-380-3744, Fax: +82-31-381-4659, Email: chumk@hallym.ac.kr
Received: June 6, 2006   Accepted: June 22, 2006   Published online: June 30, 2006
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Characterized by disorders of initiating or maintaining sleep, or nonrestorative sleep, insomnia is a prevalent condition that can coexist with psychiatric and medical illness and cause significant impairment of social and occupational functioning. Nonpharmacologic intervention in the treatment of insomnia includes behavioral and cognitive technique. Pharmacologic treatment should be considered for insomnia when the patient is significantly distressed by the presence of disturbed sleep or sleep isturbance is deleterious to the patient. Pharmacologic options include benzodiazepine receptor agonists, sedating antidepressants, antihistamines. The hypnotic drugs for insomnia should be carefully chosen, considering the characteristics of drugs and patients. The dose and treatment regimen for drug should be carefully and specifically prescribed and monitored by the physician. Key Words : Insomnia, Pharmacologic treatment
Keywords: Insomnia | Pharmacologic treatment
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