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Sleeping Pills: More Harm than Good

title How Sleeping Pills Can Harm You
description “Can sleeping pills do more harm than good? Join us for this provocative and informative program exploring the new class of ‘improved’ sleeping pills [the ‘Z drugs’ zolpidem/Ambien, zaleplon, and zopiclone]. According to recent research by Daniel Kripke, M.D., professor of psychiatry at UCSD School of Medicine, sleeping pills may increase depression and lead to a higher incidence of certain diseases. Sleeping pills may actually shorten people’s lives.” Dr. Kripke has been researching sleep, sleeping pills, and the benefits of light treatment for over 30 years. Related: Ambien Outrage is a consumer site compiling anecdotal evidence on people victimized by the drug.
producer SIRA (Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging)
featuring Daniel Kripke, MD
format Flash
date 11/09/09
length 00:57:01

Sleeping Pills: More Harm than Good

Sandra Kiume

Sandra Kiume is a mental health advocate from Vancouver, Canada, and the founder of @unsuicide. Along with maintaining Channel N, she contributes to World of Psychology.

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APA Reference
Kiume, S. (2009). Sleeping Pills: More Harm than Good. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 24, 2020, from


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