Classification of sleep disorders

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Abstract

The classification of sleep disorders has been of particular interest to clinicians ever since they were initially recognized. The International Classification of Sleep Disorders, 2nd edn (ICSD-2) classification lists 85 sleep disorders, each presented in detail and with a descriptive diagnostic text that includes specific diagnostic criteria. The ICSD-2 has eight major categories: (1) the insomnias; (2) the sleep-related breathing disorders; (3) the hypersomnias not due to a sleep-related breathing disorder; (4) the circadian rhythm sleep disorders; (5) the parasomnias; (6) the sleep-related movement disorders; (7) other sleep disorders; and (8) isolated symptoms, apparently normal variants, and unresolved issues (Table 1.1).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSleep Disorders
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis and Therapeutics
PublisherCRC Press
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780203091715
ISBN (Print)9780415438186
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Ahmed, I. M., & Thorpy, M. J. (2008). Classification of sleep disorders. In Sleep Disorders: Diagnosis and Therapeutics (pp. 1-10). CRC Press.