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Volume 13 Issue 3 - 2021
Covid-Somnia: Specifics and Psychological Diagnostic
Aleksey Igorevich Melehin*
Associate Professor, Psychoanalyst, Clinical Psychologist of the Highest Qualification Category, Somnologist, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Humanitarian Institute Named After P. A. Stolypin, Moscow, Russia
*Corresponding Author: Aleksey Igorevich Melehin, Associate Professor, Psychoanalyst, Clinical Psychologist of the Highest Qualification Category, Somnologist, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Humanitarian Institute Named After P. A. Stolypin, Moscow, Russia.
Received: February 10, 2021;Published: February 27, 2021


The article describes the phenomenon of COVID-somnia, which includes a specific spectrum of changes in sleep from insomnia to behavior disorder during the REM sleep phase. Different effects of COVID-19 on sleep disorders have been shown. Manifestations of covid-associated sleep disorders (chronic insomnia, restless legs syndrome) are described. A model of the relationship between covid-associated anxiety, insomnia, and suicidal thinking is presented. The psychological factors influencing the phenomenon of COVID-somnia are systematized. Predicted insomnia during the COVID-19 pandemic consists of the presence of intolerance to uncertainty, covid-associated anxiety, feelings of loneliness, the presence of symptoms of depression and anxiety. The algorithm of screening assessment of the patient's condition during the COVID-19 pandemic and the specifics of a complete psychological examination of the COVID-somnia phenomenon in the patient are described for the first time. The protocol of short-term remote cognitive-behavioral therapy of anxiety associated with the COVID-19 pandemic by E. M. Anderson to minimize chronic insomnia is presented.

Keyword: COVID-Somnia; Coronavirus; COVID-19; Chronic Insomnia; Restless Legs Syndrome; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Insomnia


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Citation: Aleksey Igorevich Melehin. “Covid-Somnia: Specifics and Psychological Diagnostic”.EC Neurology 13.3 (2021): 101-108.

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