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Wallace B. Mendelson, M.D.

Wallace B. Mendelson, M.D.
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Wallace Mendelson, MD is Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Pharmacology (ret) at the University of Chicago. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a member of the American Academy of Neuropsychopharmacology. He was the director of the Section on Sleep Studies at the National Institute of Mental Health, the Sleep Disorders Center at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and the Sleep Research Laboratory at the University of Chicago.

He is the author of seven books and numerous professional papers. Among his honors have been the Academic Achievement Award from the American Sleep Disorders Association in 1999 and a special award for excellence in sleep and psychiatry from the National Sleep Foundation in 2010.

Dr. Mendelson's most recent books, Understanding Medicines for Anxiety and Understanding Antidepressants are available on Amazon.  For more information on Dr. Mendelson and his work, click here.

See more information on Dr. Mendelson on Wikipedia.

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Anxiety and Its Consequences

Anxiety is a common internal experience, often described as fear or dread. It can be very uncomfortable-even debilitating-but effective treatments are available.
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How to Recognize the Many Different Forms of Anxiety

Anxiety is not only common but also multifaceted in its appearance. Different anxiety disorders, such as specific phobias or social anxiety, have unique features.
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Anxiety: How to Decide Which Treatment is Best for You

This article explores the possible causes of anxiety and includes a discussion of how to choose the treatment approach that is right for you. 
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Do Sleeping Pills Really Work? What Do the Studies Show?

Large analyses combining many studies have confirmed that sleeping pills help in chronic insomnia in the short term; results are less clear in the long-term.
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Melatonin – Can it Help with Your Insomnia?

Melatonin a number of qualities that make it appealing as a sleep aid in certain circumstances, however, data on its use in chronic insomnia is not encouraging.
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Sleeping Pills Not Working? Here’s What You Need to Know

If it seems like sleeping pills aren't working for you, it’s a good opportunity to take some time to reconsider everything about your sleep situation.