Replication and expansion of "best practice guide for the treatment of nightmare disorder in adults"

Christopher C. Cranston, Joanne L. Davis, Jamie L. Rhudy, Todd K. Favorite

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)549-553
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 15 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Exposure relaxation
  • Imagery rehearsal therapy
  • Levomepromazine
  • Nabilone
  • Nightmare disorder
  • Nightmares
  • Prazosin
  • Psychotherapy
  • Rescripting therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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