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The authors analyze the data available in the literature on sleep disorders and their correction in the population and in patients with mental disorders and give their experience in using zolpidem (sanval) to treat insomnia in different mental diseases. The clinical features of sleep disorders are characterized in neurotic and affective disorders, schizophrenia, and organic brain injuries. Indications for the use of sanval both alone and in combination with other psychotropic drugs (antidepressants and antipsychotics with a sedative effect) for the therapy of sleep disorders within the framework of mental disorders are discussed. Sanval is shown to be highly effective and well tolerated in 100psychiatric in- and outpatients. No dependence on this drug and withdrawal syndrome permit sanval to be used as long-term courses in patients with chronic permanent insomnia and at an old age.

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Nina Arkadyevna Tyuvina

Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology

E P Shchukina

Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology

E A Izotova

Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology


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Tyuvina N.A., Shchukina E.P., Izotova E.A. Sleep disorders in mental diseases and their correction. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2012;4(1):105-111. (In Russ.)

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