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The Parasomnias and Other Sleep-Related Movement Disorders


  • 52 b/w illus. 4 colour illus. 32 tables
  • Page extent: 356 pages
  • Size: 246 x 189 mm
  • Weight: 0.93 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 616.8/498
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: RC547 .P37 2010
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Sleep disorders
    • Sleepwalking
    • Parasomnias
    • Movement Disorders

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521111577)

The first authoritative review on the parasomnias - disorders that cause abnormal behavior during sleep - this book contains many topics never before covered in detail. The behaviors associated with parasomnias may lead to injury of the patient or bed-partner, and may have forensic implications. These phenomena are common but often unrecognized, misdiagnosed, or ignored in clinical practice. With increasing awareness of abnormal behaviors in sleep, the book fulfils the need for in-depth descriptions of clinical and research aspects of these disorders, including differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, morbidity, and functional consequences of each condition, where known. Appropriate behavioral and pharmacological treatments are addressed in detail. There are authoritative sections on disorders of arousal, parasomnias usually associated with REM sleep, sleep-related movement disorders and other variants, and therapy of parasomnias. Sleep specialists, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists and other healthcare professionals with an interest in sleep disorders will find this book essential reading.

• This is the first comprehensive book published on parasomnias, containing many topics never before covered in detail • Explores the differential diagnosis of abnormal behaviors that occur during sleep • Contains many illustrations of the sleep recordings in patients with parasomnias


1. Parasomnias: a short history Shannon Sullivan and Christian Guilleminault; 2. Epidemiology of parasomnias Maurice M. Ohayon; 3. Functional neuroimaging in parasomnias Eric Nofzinger; 4. The clinical evaluation of patients with parasomnias Imran Ahmed and Michael Thorpy; 5. Video-polysomnography of parasomnias Stefano Vandi; 6. Parasomnias due to medications or substances Rosalind Cartwright; 7. Parasomnias due to medical and neurological disorders Marco Zucconi and Oldani Alessandro; 8. Trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder and parasomnias Anissa Maroof and Thomas A. Mellman; 9. Sexsomnias Nikola N. Trajanovic and Colin Shapiro; 10. Medico-legal consequences of parasomnias Irshaad O. Ebrahim and Colin Shapiro; Part I. Disorders of Arousal: 11. Confusional arousals Gregory Stores; 12. Sleepwalking Antonio Zadra and Jacques Montplaisir; 13. Sleep terrors Christian Guilleminault and Meredith Broderic; Part II. Parasomnias Usually Associated with REM Sleep: 14. REM sleep behavior disorder Raffaele Manni and Terzaghi Michele; 15. Recurrent isolated sleep paralysis James Allen Cheyne; 16. Nightmare disorder Michael Schredl; Part III. Other Parasomnias: 17. Sleep related dissociative disorders Christina J. Calamaro and Thornton B. Mason II; 18. Sleep enuresis Oliviero Bruni, Luana Novelli, Elena Finotti and Ferri Raffaele; 19. Sleep related groaning (Catathrenia) Roberto Vetrugno and Giuseppe Plazzi; 20. Sleep-related hallucinations and exploding head syndrome Michael H. Silber and Satish Rao; 21. Sleep-related eating disorder John W. Winkelman and Jessica Saunders; Part IV. Sleep-Related Movement Disorders and Other Variants: 22. Restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movements Richard P. Allen; 23. Sleep starts Sudhansu Chokroverty and Divya Gupta; 24. Fragmentary myoclonus Pasquale Montagna; 25. Sleep related leg cramps Renee Monderer and Michael Thorpy; 26. Sleep related bruxism Nelly Huynh; 27. Propriospinal myoclonus Giuseppe Plazzi; 28. Sleep related rhythmic movement disorder Timothy F. Hoban; 29. Nocturnal panic attacks Ravi Singareddy and Thomas W. Uhde; 30. Sleep-related epilepsy Carl W. Bazil; Part V. Therapy of Parasomnias: 31. Pharmacotherapy and parasomnias Rafael Pelayo and Srivastava Deepti; 32. Behavioral and psychiatric treatment of parasomnias Shelby Harris and Michael Thorpy; 33. Hypnotherapy and parasomnias Gina M. Graci.


Shannon Sullivan, Christian Guilleminault, Maurice M. Ohayon, Eric Nofzinger, Imran Ahmed, Michael Thorpy, Stefano Vandi, Rosalind Cartwright, Marco Zucconi, Oldani Alessandro, Anissa Maroof, Thomas A. Mellman, Nikola N. Trajanovic, Colin Shapiro, Irshaad O. Ebrahim, Gregory Stores, Antonio Zadra, Jacques Montplaisir, Meredith Broderic, Raffaele Manni, Terzaghi Michele, James Allen Cheyne, Michael Schredl, Christina J. Calamaro, Thornton B. Mason II, Oliviero Bruni, Luana Novelli, Elena Finotti, Ferri Raffaele, Roberto Vetrugno, Giuseppe Plazzi, Michael H. Silber, Satish Rao, John W. Winkelman, Jessica Saunders, Richard P. Allen, Sudhansu Chokroverty, Divya Gupta, Pasquale Montagna, Renee Monderer, Nelly Huynh, Timothy F. Hoban, Ravi Singareddy, Thomas W. Uhde, Carl W. Bazil, Rafael Pelayo, Srivastava Deepti, Shelby Harris, Gina M. Graci

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