Is Curing Insomnia Key to Curing Depression?

Is Curing Insomnia Key to Curing Depression?

New York Times editorial called it possibly “the most dramatic advance in treating depression in decades.”

Psychologist and sleep specialist Michael Breus, writing in the Huffington Post, said it could “dramatically change and broaden treatment for millions of people who suffer the debilitating effects of depression.”

 

The excitement is over a new report that found that treatinginsomnia along with depression could double a person’s chance of overcoming the mood disorder. Even more surprising, patients’ insomnia was treated not with medication, but with just four sessions of an intense form of talk therapy called cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, or CBT-I.

Read more at http://blog.aarp.org/2013/12/02/is-curing-insomnia-key-to-curing-depression/