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Cognitive–behavioural therapy for insomnia: effective, long-lasting and safe
  1. Michael V Vitiello
  1. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA; vitiello@uw.edu

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ABSTRACT FROM: Trauer JM, Qian MY, Doyle JS, et al. Cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic insomnia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med 2015;163:191–204.

What is already known on this topic

Numerous well-conducted randomised controlled studies of cognitive–behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) have demonstrated that it is efficacious in both the immediate post-treatment and long terms in a wide variety of patient populations.1–3 This includes individuals with uncomplicated chronic insomnia1 and those whose chronic insomnia is comorbid with medical or psychiatric disorders.2 ,3 Truaer and colleagues have conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to collect all the relevant evidence about CBT-I and quantify its overall effects.

Methods of the study

The data were obtained from searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, the Cochrane Library …

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