Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia: Tailoring Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia for Patients with Chronic Insomnia

Tanja van der Zweerde*, Jaap Lancee, Annemarie Ida Luik, Annemieke van Straten

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Chronic insomnia is preferably treated with cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI), but many insomnia sufferers receive medication instead, likely because of high costs, lack of knowledge about optimal insomnia treatment among physicians, and lack of CBTI-trained professionals in mental health care. A possible solution is to offer CBTI through the Internet: I-CBTI. I-CBTI is generally acceptable to patients and greatly improves insomnia symptoms. We review the state of knowledge around I-CBTI and its effects. CBTI's effectiveness is influenced by treatment characteristics and patient-specific factors. We review potential factors that help identify which patients may benefit from I-CBTI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-131
Number of pages15
JournalSleep Medicine Clinics
Volume15
Issue number2
Early online date5 May 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

Keywords

  • CBT for Insomnia (CBTI)
  • Chronic insomnia
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Insomnia
  • Internet
  • Online psychological treatment
  • Tailoring treatment

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