Sleep Paralysis : Historical, Psychological, and Medical Perspectives.

Sleep Paralysis: Historical, Psychological, and Medical Perspectives offers the first comprehensive examination of sleep paralysis from both clinical and cultural perspectives. Dr. Brian Sharpless and Dr. Karl Doghramji provide a thorough and easily readable resource on the phenomenon and present di...

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Main Author: Sharpless, Brian A.
Other Authors: Doghramji, Karl.
Format: eBook
Published: Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2015.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • Sleep Paralysis
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. What Are Sleep Paralysis and Isolated Sleep Paralysis?
  • 2. Should Sleep Paralysis Be More Frequently Assessed in Research Studies and Clinical Practice?
  • 3. The History of Sleep Paralysis in Folklore and Myth
  • 4. Sleep Paralysis in Art and Literature
  • 5. Early Medicine and the "Nightmare"
  • 6. Sleep Paralysis: Typical Symptoms and Associated Features
  • 7. Prevalence of Sleep Paralysis
  • 8. Sleep Paralysis and Medical Conditions
  • 9. Sleep Paralysis and Psychopathology
  • 10. Theories on the Etiology of Sleep Paralysis
  • 11. Diagnostic Criteria, Diagnostic Issues, and Possible Subtypes of Sleep Paralysis
  • 12. Review of Measures Used to Assess Sleep Paralysis
  • 13. Differential Diagnosis of Sleep Paralysis
  • 14. Folk Remedies for Sleep Paralysis
  • 15. Psychosocial Approaches to the Treatment of Sleep Paralysis
  • 16. Psychopharmacology for Sleep Paralysis
  • 17. Conclusions and Future Directions
  • Appendix A. Terms for Sleep Paralysis
  • Appendix B. Fearful Isolated Sleep Paralysis Interview
  • Appendix C. A Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Manual for Recurrent Isolated Sleep Paralysis: CBT-ISP
  • Appendix D. An Adherence Measure for Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Isolated Sleep Paralysis
  • Index.