• The 164th WPI-IIIS seminar

    11 29, 2019

    Date Friday, November 29, 2019
    Time 12:00 -13:00
    Venue 1F Auditorium, IIIS Building, University of Tsukuba
    Access Take a bus bound for "Tsukuba Daigaku Chuo" or the "University Loop-line On-campus Bus [Tsukuba Daigaku Junkan Bus]" and get off at Oikoshi Gakusei Shukusha Mae
    Speaker Dr. Kazuo Mishima
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, Akita University Graduate School of Medicine
    Subject “What is insomnia healing”
    Summary Insomnia is a mysterious disease. Diagnostic criterion is extremely simple and are defined only by the presence of subjective insomnia symptoms and daytime impairment, and no cut-off value on objective sleep parameters is given. In fact, many insomnia patients put emphasis on subjective distress, and dissociation often occurs between objective sleep parameters and subjective severity. A typical example of such dissociation is a sleep state misperception, and it has also been observed in clinical trial data of the majority of chronic insomnia patients. The effect size of popular hypnotics is small. Also, the objective sleep parameters have hardly changed before and after subjective symptom improvement by cognitive behavioral therapy. What does it mean to get rid of insomnia? In my talk I will introduce the results of cognitive behavioral therapy we recently conducted in Japan, and discuss the involvement of cognitive and physiological hyperarousal and mood/anxiety in the onset and improvement of insomnia.

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