Application of cognitive behavioral therapies for comorbid insomnia and depression

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This article provides an overview of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for insomnia and depression. Included is a discussion of how CBT for insomnia affects depression symptoms and how CBT for depression affects insomnia symptoms. The extant literature is reviewed on ways that depression/insomnia comorbidity moderates CBT response. The article concludes with an introduction to cognitive behavioral social rhythm therapy, a group therapy that integrates tenets of CBT for both disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-84
Number of pages8
JournalSleep Medicine Clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015


  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Depression
  • Insomnia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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