|DICTIONARY OF SLEEP MEDICINE (DICTIONNAIRE DE MEDECINE DU SOMMEIL)|
|S.H. ONEN and F. ONEN|
Widespread ignorance in the medical profession about sleep problems, their complications, and the way that some conditions worsen during sleep, cost human lives and increase the financial burden of health care.
This Dictionary of Sleep Medicine, in an easily accessible format, addresses a wide range of topics covering normal and pathological sleep, dreams and biological rhythms in the child, the adult and the elderly.
As a practical guide for diagnosis and therapeutic intervention, it includes such varied pathologies as insomnia, sleep apnea, snoring, narcolepsy, enuresis, somnambulism, periodic leg movements and jet lag. The therapies are comprehensive and multi-disciplinary: sleep deprivation, pharmacology, hypnosis, phytotherapy, phototherapy and psychoanalysis. This french version contains a guide to Sleep Disorder Centers in in France, Canada, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland. But above all, the illustrations, the historical notes, such as The Pickwick Club, Hypnos and Morpheus, and the suggestions for additional reading throughout, make this a dictionary that will both answer the curious and entertain the interested.
In a refreshing, new style this is a dictionary that is particularly suitable for general practitioners, pulmonologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, geriatric specialists, otolaryngologists, anesthesiologists, polysomnographic technicians, pharmacists, medical students and psychologists. It is also addressed to all those who would like a guide book before they embark on a cultural and scientific exploration of dreams and sleep.
S. Hakki ONEN M.D.