Classification of sleep disorders

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Sleep disorders have had a formal classification since 1979, when the Association of Sleep Disorder Centers published the Classification of Sleep and Arousal Disorders in the journal Sleep. In 2013, the revised version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V) included a section entitled “Sleep Wake Disorders,” an update of the DSM-IV section (Table 1.1). This produced a classification for mental health and general medical clinicians who are not experts in sleep medicine. The classification differs from that of the International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD-3) that was produced by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and updated in 2014 (Table 1.2). The presence of two current competing classifications is not ideal, as it can cause confusion with health insurance companies and for epidemiological research. The International Classification of Diseases modified version-the ICD-10-CM (Table 1.3)-will be adopted in the United States in 2016 and contains a classification that more closely conforms to the ICSD-3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSleep and Psychosomatic Medicine, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781498737302
ISBN (Print)9781498737289
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Nursing


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