DSM-IV Diagnostic Criteria for Primary Insomnia

DSM-IV Diagnostic Criteria for Primary Insomnia

A.The predominant complaint is difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep, or

nonrestorative sleep, for at least 1 month.

B.The sleep disturbance (or associated daytime fatigue) causes clinically

significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important

areas of functioning.

C.The sleep disturbance does not occur exclusively during the course of

narcolepsy, breathing-related sleep disorder, circadian rhythm sleep disorder,

or a parasomnia.

D.The disturbance does not occur exclusively during the course of another

mental

disorder (e.g., major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, a

delirium).

E.The disturbance is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance

(e.g., a drug of abuse, a medication) or a general medical condition.

Reprinted with permission from the American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic

and statistical manual of mental disorders. 4th ed. Washington, D.C.: American

Psychiatric Association, 1994:557. Copyright 1994.

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