There are a number of different types sleep disorders, clinically called “sleep-wake disorders.” They include:
Breathing-related sleep disorders include:
In addition, other sleep-wake disorders may be diagnosed that do not fully meet the criteria for one of the disorders listed above but still cause significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
Mental Health Library Sources:
Information included in all topics of the Mental Health Library comes from the Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-5 and Kaplan & Sadock’s Concise Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry. Complete diagnostic and treatment information may be found within these publications.
Information within the Mental Health Library is not intended to be used for self-diagnosis purposes. Rather, it is provided as a public educational service to make people aware of mental health conditions. Please consult a qualified mental health professional for a diagnosis of any suspected mental health illness.
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