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The patient experience of sleep problems and their treatment in the context of current delusions and hallucinations

The take home message here is to talk to your psychiatrist and / or doctor / psychologist about any sleep problems you might be having and make sure they help you.


There is increasing recognition that sleep problems are common in patients with psychosis, that they exacerbate delusions and hallucinations and should be a treatment target.

CONCLUSIONS:
Sleep disturbance is a major problem for patients with psychosis, which should be treated more often in services using evidence-based interventions.

PRACTITIONER POINTS:
Psychological interventions for sleep problems are valued by patients with psychosis. Patients with current distressing psychotic experiences report wide-ranging benefits from a brief psychological intervention for sleep problems.

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