Sleep problems are particularly common in patients with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Chronic sleep problems affect 50% to 80% of patients in a typical psychiatric practice, compared with 10% to 18% of adults in the general U.S. population. Sleep problems may increase risk for developing particular mental illnesses, as well as result from such disorders. Treating the sleep disorder may help alleviate symptoms of the mental health problem.
takes a team approach in the thorough evaluation and medication management of sleep psychiatry.