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CBT-I and Depression

CBT-I has consistently been shown to be the most effective treatment for chronic insomnia. It improves sleep in 75-80% of insomnia patients, is proven more effective than sleeping pill in all studies that have directly compared the two treatments, and reduces or eliminates sleeping pill use in 85-90% of patients. CBT-I achieves these dramatic outcomes…

Sleeping Pills and Reward Pathways

Drug dependency implies tolerance (larger doses of the drug are required to produce an effect) or withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, agitation, or physical stress reactions when the individual attempts to stop using the drug. Drug addiction involves drug use that adversely affects occupational, personal, or social functioning because the individual cannot stop or control…