Brief integrated sleep-focused treatment for persistent sleep disturbance in residual depression: an assessor-blind, parallel group, randomised controlled study
YK Wing1, AM Li2, JSP Lam1, SX Li3, APL Kwok4
1 Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2 Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
3 Department of Psychology, The University of Hong Kong
4 Department of Clinical Psychology, New Territories East Cluster, Hospital Authority
1. A brief integrated sleep-focused treatment is feasible in clinical practice with reasonable compliance.
2. It is effective in the management of treatment-resistant depression with comorbid sleep symptoms, evidenced by a much higher remission rate and a better clinical outcome.
3. Adjunctive sleep-focused therapy for patients with treatment-resistant depression and comorbid sleep symptoms should be incorporated into clinical practice and delivered by front-line mental health staff.