Illustrated Insights in Sleep: Excessive Sleepiness

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From the renowned bestselling author of Essential Psychopharmacology, Dr. Stephen M. Stahl, emerges a new class of textbook–-Illustrated Insights. Dr. Stahl's novel illustrations and effective teaching style have assisted healthcare professionals worldwide in understanding the complexities in psychopharmacology, and Illustrated Insights continues this standard. Illustrated Insights in Sleep analyzes the neurobiology, diagnosis, and treatment of sleep disorders using Dr. Stahl's trademark ability to turn seemingly complex concepts into easily understood elements. With the use of vivid illustrations and quick-reference charts that supplement the text, the complexities of sleep medicine are broken down into their component symptoms and circuits. This Illustrated Insights series is an effective field manual for psychiatrists, general or family practice physicians, nurse practitioners, and anyone who encounters patients with sleep problems. Illustrated Insights in Sleep: Excessive Sleepiness focuses on disorders characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, including obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and chronic fatigue. This book addresses the symptoms of sleepiness as well as other symptoms associated with sleep disorders, such as cognitive problems, memory loss, and driving performance.

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Stephen M. Stahl, MD, PhD Chairman, Neuroscience Education Institute and Adjunct Professor, University of California, San Diego Stephen M. Stahl, MD, PhD, received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University in Chicago, as a member of the Honors Program in Medical Education, and his PhD degree in pharmacology and physiology from the University of Chicago. Dr. Stahl has trained in three specialties: internal medicine at the University of Chicago, neurology at the University of California in San Francisco, and psychiatry at Stanford University. He is Board Certified in psychiatry. Dr. Stahl has held faculty positions at Stanford University, the University of California at Los Angeles, the Institute of Psychiatry, London, the Institute of Neurology, London, and, currently, as adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Diego. Dr. Stahl was also executive director of Clinical Neurosciences at the Merck Neuroscience Research Center in the U.K. for several years. Now, Dr. Stahl serves as chairman of the Neuroscience Education Institute (NEI), a medical education center dedicated to producing and disseminating information about diseases and their treatments in psychiatry and neurology, with a special emphasis on multimedia, the Internet, and teaching how to teach. Dr. Stahl has conducted numerous research projects during his career, awarded by the National Institute of Mental Health, by the Veterans Administration, and by the pharmaceutical industry. Author of more than 350 articles and chapters, Dr. Stahl is an internationally recognized clinician, researcher, and teacher in psychiatry with subspecialty expertise in psychopharmacology. Dr. Stahl has edited two books and written four others, including the best-selling textbook, Essential Psychopharmacology, now in its second edition and the recently published, Essential Psychopharmacology: The Prescriber’s Guide. Lectures, courses, and preceptorships based upon his textbook have taken him to dozens of countries on six continents to speak to tens of thousands of physicians, mental health professionals, and students at all levels. His lectures and scientific presentations have been distributed as more than one million CD-ROMs, Internet educational programs, videotapes, audiotapes, and programmed home study texts for continuing medical education to hundreds of thousands of professionals in many different languages. His courses and award-winning multimedia teaching materials are used by psychopharmacology teachers and students throughout the world. Dr. Stahl serves as editor-in-chief of NEI’s newsletter, “Psychopharmacology Education Update” (PsychEd Up). He has been named recipient of the 2002 International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP) Lundbeck Foundation Award in Education for his contributions to postgraduate education in psychiatry and neurology, and also the winner of the A.E. Bennett Award of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, the 2004 American Psychiatric Association/San Diego Psychiatric Society Education Award, and has been cited as one of “America’s Top Psychiatrists” and one of the “Best Doctors in America.” Dr. Stahl serves as a fellow of the ACNP (American College of Neuropsychopharmacology) and as vice president of the CINP. He serves on numerous editorial boards including clinical field editor for the “International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology.” He also serves on numerous medical and scientific advisory boards for the pharmaceutical industry, for the biotechnology and medical information industry, and for various nonprofit and public service organizations, including appointment by the State of California to the Medi-Cal Oversight Board for Medicines (Drug Utilization Review Board). His current research program includes studies on how to identify and reduce variance in psychopharmacology ratings for multicenter trials through the development of multimedia and Interne

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