Toward a classification of medications for sleep and circadian rhythm disorders

Michael J. Thorpy, Thomas Roth

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Abstract

While some systems classify medications according to therapeutic class, others are based on the mechanism of action of the drugs. The two main classifications of medications used to treat patients in the United States are those of the United States Pharmacopeia and US Food and Drug Administration, and they vary in their organization of the medication categories. Here we propose a taxonomy for medications used to treat sleep and circadian rhythm disorders based on symptoms and disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-145
Number of pages3
JournalNature and Science of Sleep
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Circadian
  • Classification
  • Diagnosis
  • Sleep
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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