(Also Known As: Dysomnia Diagnosis, Sleep Disorder Diagnosis, Anxiety Diagnosis, Sleep Problems Diagnosis, Sleeping Insomnia Diagnosis, Sleep Difficulty Diagnosis)
(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)
How is Dyssomnia Diagnosed?
Dyssomnia and its various types can be identified by subjecting the patients into series of examinations that will help rule-out these syndromes. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which presents the guidelines used for diagnosis of disorders, the American Psychiatric Association states that symptoms must be present for at least a month, and must interfere with a person's normal activities. Furthermore, the indications of the syndromes cannot be ascribed to the inability to get ample sleep at night or to another sleep disorder. Also, the symptoms cannot be due to another major psychological disorder, nor can they be a side effect of a medicinal or illegal drug or a corollary of a general medical condition.
Could You Have Dyssomnia?
|Hypersomnia – Recurrent Episodes of Daytime Sleepiness, Insomnia, Sleep Disorder, Excessive Sleepiness|
|Narcolepsy – Chronic Sleep Disorder, Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, Insomnia, Inability to Sleep|
|Parasomnia NOS – Arousal Disorders, Sleep-Wake Transition Disorders, Parasomnias Usually Associated with REM Sleep|
|Primary Sleep Disorder – Impaired Sleep Wake Cycles, Hypersomnia, Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, Inability to Sleep|