Effects of Insomnia Treatment on Metabolism in Patients with Depression
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) has been the ‘gold standard’ for the treatment of insomnia. Insomnia and depression are highly related, and there’s a need for developing new treatments for depression. Previous research has indicated that, when a patient has both conditions, treating the insomnia may reduce the severity of depressive symptoms or cause the depression to go into remission. Other research has shown changes in metabolism when a patient’s insomnia is treated. One purpose of this study is to understand the relationships among insomnia, metabolism, and depression.
There is also a need to increase access to CBT-I, particularly for patients in more rural locations where providers may be scarce. One solution is to utilize telemedicine, which is “the use of electronic communications to provide and support health care when distance separates the provider from the patient.” So another purpose of the study is to determine if receiving CBT-I by video teleconferencing works just as well as in-person treatment.
- Study Identifier: 831841
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