This assignment provides you an opportunity to examine the 2 major categories of sleep disorders: dyssomnias (insomnia, hypersomnia, narcolepsy and sleep apnea) and parasomnias (nightmares, sleep terrors and sleepwalking). You will review and explore the positives and the negatives of the major treatment options available to those who suffer from sleep disorders.
This assignment relates to the following Course Learning Requirements:
CLR 1: Examine and discuss issues and values around abnormal behaviours and mental illnesses
CLR 2: Discuss classification (DSM-5), assessment and treatment of certain mental illnesses.
CLR 3: Examine the historical context of abnormal psychology, paying specific attention to ethical considerations in the assessment and treatment of the mentally ill.
CLR 4: Examine and discuss the nature, typical symptoms and associated features of specific disorders.
Read Chapter 8 of your text. This assignment is worth 5% of your final mark. Answers must be typed and double spaced. Please answer in complete sentences.
1. Sleep disorders are classified into 2 major categories: dyssomnias and parasomnias. In two or three paragraphs list and describe the major types of disorders in each of the 2 categories.
2. Review the approaches to treating sleep disorders discussing any positives and negatives.