Candidate cognitive processes in psychophysiologic insomnia

Broomfield, N.M., Gumley, A.I. and Espie, C.A. (2005) Candidate cognitive processes in psychophysiologic insomnia. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 19(1), pp. 5-17. (doi:10.1891/jcop.19.1.5.66328)

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Abstract

In this review, we begin by highlighting the lack of available evidence to support current diagnostic criteria for psychophysiologic insomnia. We then outline 3 new testable candidate cognitive processes in psychophysiologic insomnia: attention bias, sleep effort, and metacognitive beliefs. Each candidate element is carefully described. Evidence of involvement in insomnia maintenance is discussed based on the existing literature. The need for an experimental research agenda to examine the interplay of these candidate cognitive processes is then emphasized. Research ideas are presented throughout our discussions.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Espie, Professor Colin and Gumley, Professor Andrew and Broomfield, Dr Niall
Authors: Broomfield, N.M., Gumley, A.I., and Espie, C.A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Clinical Specialities
Journal Name:Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy

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