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Therapy beats drugs for chronic insomnia

News Briefs The American College of Physicians (ACP) is urging doctors to prescribe a combination of talk therapy and sleep habit changes known as cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) as a first line of defense for chronic insomnia. The recommendation is in the ACP’s new guideline on managing chronic insomnia, published May 2, 2016, in Annals of Internal Medicine. CBT-I has several components, including cognitive behavioral therapy, which redirects anxiety-ridden thoughts about…

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