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Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2075-3470

ISSN (online): 2311-9446


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

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Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy sleep disorders in elderly and senile age 5881


Melehin A.I.
PhD in Psychology, associate professor, Stolypin humanitarian Institute, Moscow, Russia

The article is devoted to cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy (CBT) which is the recommended standard non-pharmacological treatment of sleep disorders not only in young ages, but in elderly and senile age. Describes the contribution of pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy for the treatment of sleep disorders in later ages. Based on the review of foreign studies over the past several years demonstrates the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy in the treatment of sleep disorders in later ages. Presents basic cognitive models of sleep disorders. Specific cognitive and behavioral techniques used in the treatment of sleep disorders. Main dysfunctional beliefs about sleep in patients late ages.Describes the structure of the sessions of cognitive-behavioral therapy sleep disorders in elderly and senile age.

Keywords: cognitive-behavioral therapy, successful aging, old age, aging, sleep disorder, late age, cognitive techniques, behavioral techniques

Column: Special topic: "Psychosomatics and corporeality in psychology and psychotherapy"

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