CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES/POSITION PAPERS ABOUT NIGHTMARE TREATMENT
2017 VA/DoD Guidelines on the treatment of PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder.
“VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder”
2018 Position Paper on Nightmare Treatment by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
“Position Paper for the Treatment of Nightmare Disorder in Adults: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Position Paper”
NIGHTMARES AND UNDER-RECOGNIZED AND UNDER-TREATED
31.2% of active-duty members that presented at a military sleep clinic had at least weekly nightmares with sleep disturbances, but only 3.9% complained about nightmares at the time of their visit.
"Nightmares in United States Military Personnel With Sleep Disturbances"
60% of patients with recurrent nightmares do not discuss it with their health care providers.
"Nightmares: Under-Reported, Undetected, and Therefore Untreated"
THE IMPACT OF NIGHTMARES
Frequent nightmares increase the risk of suicide attempts.
“Persistent nightmares are associated with repeat suicide attempt: a prospective study”
Frequent nightmares have effects on daytime function.
“Prevalence and correlates of frequent nightmares: a community-based 2-phase study”
Nightmares decrease several measures of well-being.
“Nightmares and bad dreams: their prevalence and relationship to well-being”
Nightmares are significantly associated with psychiatric disorders.
“Nightmares: familial aggregation and association with psychiatric disorders in a nationwide twin cohort”
Nightmares are associated with disrupted sleep and insomnia.
“Prevalence of nightmares and their relationship to psychopathology and daytime functioning in insomnia subjects”
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