Insomnia is a common feature of psychological problems such as depression and anxiety. According to a study based on the analysis of data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 38% of patients seeking treatment for insomnia from 1995-2004 had at least 1 mental health condition. The results also revealed that those with a psychiatric condition were less likely to receive medical treatment for Insomnia. These findings indicate that there is a lack of standardization when it comes to the treatment of Comorbid insomnia and that mental health practitioners need to address their patients sleep problems, particularly since poor sleep may contribute to or worsen mental illness.
J of Medical Economics 2009 vol 12 (2)