Cognitive Behavioural Therapy May Help Depression Due to Insomnia

December 21, 2021, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new study released examines the link between insomnia and depression and treating the insomnia with CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). The new study is based on the research from the 2018 paper in World Psychiatry, “Insomnia and inflammation: a two hit model of depression risk and prevention”, Irwin, Piber.

Irwin and Piber found that,

  • Depression is projected to increase by 2030 to a position of the greatest contributor to illness burden, due to its nearly 20% prevalence and its over 75% rate of recurrence.
  • Even when pharmacological treatments are delivered, only about 30% of depressed adults achieve remission.
  • Sleep disturbance (i.e., insomnia) is estimated to occur in 15% of the population, with rates as high as 70% in primary care patients
  • Mind-body interventions such as tai chi (i.e., a movement meditation) and mindfulness meditation, known to target stress response mechanisms, have been …found to reverse the insomnia

Building on this work a clinical trial recently covered in CNN found that CBT sleep training helps to break bad habits in order to prepare you body and your mind for a good night’s sleep. This can aid in preventing the depression that occurs in many older adults who suffer from insomnia.

The link between insomnia and depression is well established and treating either with pharmacology has poor results and many undesirable side effects in a population that is already over-medicated.

The study showed that there was an 83% reduction in the likelihood of developing depression for those using the CBT techniques. The study published in JAMA Psychiatry found that with the involvement of a therapist (key to success) the patients were instructed on sleep hygiene, healthy sleep characteristics, and the biology of sleep. Along with some guidelines the CBT worked to disrupt bad thoughts about sleep and illogical thought patterns that impede sleep.

You can read the entire JAMA article here.

Posted under Accident Benefit News

View All Posts

About Deutschmann Law

Deutschmann Law serves South-Western Ontario with offices in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Woodstock, Brantford, Stratford and Ayr. The law practice of Robert Deutschmann focuses almost exclusively in personal injury and disability insurance matters. For more information, please visit www.deutschmannlaw.com or call us toll-free at 1-866-414-4878.

It is important that you review your accident benefit file with one of our experienced personal injury / car accident lawyers to ensure that you obtain access to all your benefits which include, but are limited to, things like physiotherapy, income replacement benefits, vocational retraining and home modifications.

Practice Areas

  1. Car accidents
  2. Motorcycle accidents
  3. Automobile accident benefits
  4. Catastrophic injury
  5. Brain or Head injury
  6. Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
  7. Spinal cord injury
  8. Drunk driving accidents
  9. Concussion syndrome
  10. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  11. Slip and Fall Accidents
  12. Birth Trauma Injury
  1. Wrongful death
  2. Bicycle accidents
  3. Disability insurance claims
  4. Slip and fall injury
  5. Fractures or broken bone injury
  6. Pedestrian accidents
  7. Chronic pain
  8. Truck accidents
  9. Amputation and disfigurement
  10. Fibromyalgia
  11. Nursing Home Fatality Claims

Personal Injury Blog

Jan 13, 2022
A new Germany Study suggests COVID lock downs make chronic pain in women worse
Jan 12, 2022
New Medical Test Disallowed as it Does Not Pass Test of Novel Science - Meade v. Hussein, 2021 ONSC 7850 (CanLII)
Jan 11, 2022
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Your Hearing
Jan 07, 2022
Judge Rules that Defendant’s Request for Further Examinations are not Reasonable - Rocca v 6131646 Canada Inc., 2021 ONSC 8445 (CanLII)
Jan 06, 2022
New Study Establishes Link Between Strenuous Exercise and Motor-Neuron Disease
Jan 04, 2022
Court Rules in Favour of ‘Auditory Witness’ - Novel Issues Warrant Trial - Labrosse v. Jones et. al., 2021 ONSC 8031 (CanLII)

More Personal Injury Articles » 
Review our services

Connect with us

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Youtube