Replication and Expansion of “Best Practice Guide for the Treatment of Nightmare Disorder in Adults”
1Department of Psychology, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK; 2VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI
The August 2010 issue of Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (Vol. 6, No. 4) included an article suggesting treatment recommendations for adult nightmare disorder. Although we appreciate the work by the authors, we were left with three basic concerns about the methodology utilized and results found. First, works providing evidence for some of the treatments were not reported in the original article. Second, search methodology in the original article was not used consistently at updated time points. Third, the original article only utilized results obtained from PubMed and did not consider other databases. The current study sought to replicate the methodology and compare findings as well as expand by equalizing search methodology across updated time points. The present study expands the original efforts further by conducting article searches again on PsycINFO. Consequent changes to evidence levels and recommendations are discussed.
Cranston CC; Davis JL; Rhudy JL; Favorite TK. Replication and expansion of “best practice guide for the treatment of nightmare disorder in adults”. J Clin Sleep Med 2011;7(5):549-553.
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