Virginia Runko, PhD
The Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Washington, DC
Dr. Runko, whose specialty is CBT-I, or cognitive-behavior therapy for insomnia, is a certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist. She describes how insomnia is related to anxiety and depressive disorders, and how CBT-I is an effective treatment.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
- Search for those who self-identify as conducting CBT-I (who may or may not be board-certified in BSM).
CBT-I Self-Help Books
- Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep: Solutions to Insomnia for Those with Depression, Anxiety or Chronic Pain, by Colleen Carney and Rachel Manber (2009)
- Say Good Night to Insomnia: The Six-Week, Drug-Free Program Developed at Harvard Medical School, by Gregg D. Jacobs and Herbert Benson (2009)
- The Insomnia Answer: A Personalized Program for Identifying and Overcoming the Three Types of Insomnia, by Paul Glovinsky and Art Spielman (2006)
CBT-I Self-Help Internet Programs
Interviewed by Jean Kaplan Teichroew, ADAA Vice President of Communications