Comorbid insomnia and mental illness

Shelby Freedman Harris, Renee Monderer, Michael Thorpy

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBT-I): An evidence-based, nonpharmacologic approach based upon the concept that chronic insomnia is sustained by a variety of physical and behavioral factors that are generally unrelated to acute insomnia. The factors that maintain chronic insomnia are the focus of treatment. Older nosology of insomnia required a differentiation between what was considered “primary” versus “secondary” insomnia, whereas now the diagnosis of insomnia has been significantly simplified as it now seen as a comorbidity instead of something “due to” another a primary issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1-6, Second Edition
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780323910941
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023


  • Assessment
  • Associations and consequences of insomnia
  • Behavioral treatment of insomnia
  • Cognitive therapy for insomnia
  • Description of insomnia
  • Descriptions of insomnia
  • Diagnosis of insomnia
  • Diagnostic algorithm for insomnia
  • Diagnostic tools for insomnia
  • Features, factors, and characteristics of insomnia
  • History and physical exam
  • Impact of psychiatric disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Mood and behavior
  • Pharmacologic treatment of insomnia
  • Psychologic and psychiatric assessment
  • Risk factors
  • Special conditions, disorders, and clinical issues for insomnia
  • Treatment of insomnia
  • Types of insomnia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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