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The UCSF Neuro/Psych Sleep Clinic specializes in sleep disorders. We provide evaluations and care for patients with conditions that include insomnia, periodic leg movements, circadian rhythm disorders, parasomnias (such as sleepwalking and REM sleep behavior disorder), narcolepsy, excessive daytime sleepiness and sleep apnea. Our team includes neurologists, psychiatrists and psychologists.

While all patients with sleep concerns are welcome, our clinic particularly focuses on those who have neurological or psychiatric disorders.

For our insomnia patients, we offer a one-on-one treatment called CBT-I (cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia), which can help to address the underlying causes of sleeplessness. Benefits may include improving sleep quality, decreasing the time it takes to fall asleep, minimizing sleep disruptions and reducing dependency on sleep medications.

The CBT-I treatment course is typically 6 to 8 sessions. This method doesn’t involve medication and isn’t designed to replace regular psychotherapeutic care, though it may lessen anxiety and depression. Patients who are already on medication for insomnia or who have additional sleep issues can undergo CBT-I along with other prescribed treatments.

When needed, the Neuro/Psych Sleep Clinic arranges sleep studies at the UCSF sleep testing laboratory, located at 1600 Divisadero Street on the Mount Zion campus.

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    Closed-Loop Deep Brain Stimulation for Major Depression

    Effect size of active compared to sham stimulation (mean difference in Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) score before and after the sham and treatment periods). Higher MADRS score indicates more severe depression; ...

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    The Reducing Risk Study

    Validated questionnaire; total score range between 0 and 21, with higher numbers representing worse sleep quality

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    Social Experiences and Sleep Study

    Sleep onset latency is the time (in minutes) from "lights out" in the sleepon the nights following the social rejection task and the control task laboratory to onset of sleep, as measured via polysomnography

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    Biomarkers of Depression and Treatment Response

    Effect size of active stimulation (mean difference in Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) score) before and after morning and afternoon treatment course. Higher MADRS score indicates more severe depression; the overa...

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    SweetDreams Sleep Study for Children With Autism

    Validated questionnaire; total score range between 33 and 99, with higher numbers representing more sleep problems

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    Awards & recognition

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      Best hospital in Northern California

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      Best in the U.S. in neurology & neurosurgery

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      Best in Northern California in psychiatry

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    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

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    Spiritual Care Services

    Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers.

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    What to Bring

    • Insurance card
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Previous sleep studies
    • PAP equipment (machine, mask), if used
    • Any additional medical records you think are relevant
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

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