oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - An approach to product selection for insomnia : review
|Article Title||An approach to product selection for insomnia : review|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Amayeza Info Centre|
|Publication Date||Feb 2012|
|Pages||20 - 23|
Insomnia is a common condition which includes trouble falling, or staying, asleep. This condition can range from being mild to severe, depending on how often it occurs, and for how long. The main focus of treatment for insomnia should be directed towards finding the underlying cause. Once a cause is identified, it is important to manage and control the underlying problem, as this alone may be able to eliminate the insomnia. Treating the symptoms of insomnia, without addressing the underlying cause, is rarely successful. In the majority of cases, chronic insomnia can be resolved if its medical or psychiatric causes are identified, and treated appropriately.
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