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Wilt TJ, MacDonald R, Brasure M
Pharmacologic treatment of insomnia disorder: an evidence report for a clinical practice guideline by the American College of Physicians.
The researchers assessed the benefits, harms, and comparative effectiveness of pharmacologic treatments for adults with insomnia disorder. Their review concluded that eszopiclone, zolpidem, and suvorexant may improve short-term global and sleep outcomes for adults with insomnia disorder, but the comparative effectiveness and long-term efficacy of pharmacotherapies for insomnia are not known.
Citation: Wilt TJ, MacDonald R, Brasure M . Pharmacologic treatment of insomnia disorder: an evidence report for a clinical practice guideline by the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med 2016 Jul 18;165(2):103-12. doi: 10.7326/m15-1781.
Keywords: Sleep Problems, Comparative Effectiveness, Medication, Evidence-Based Practice