Virginia Runko, PhD

Virginia Runko, PhD
Licensed Psychologist
The Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Washington, DC

Dr. Runko, whose specialty is CBT-I, or cognitive-behavior therapy for insomnia, is a certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist. She describes how insomnia is related to anxiety and depressive disorders, and how CBT-I is an effective treatment.

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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Video (for clinicians): Strategies used in CBT for insomnia

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CBT-I Self-Help Books

  • Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep: Solutions to Insomnia for Those with Depression, Anxiety or Chronic Pain, by Colleen Carney and Rachel Manber (2009)
  • Say Good Night to Insomnia: The Six-Week, Drug-Free Program Developed at Harvard Medical School, by Gregg D. Jacobs and Herbert Benson (2009)
  • The Insomnia Answer: A Personalized Program for Identifying and Overcoming the Three Types of Insomnia, by Paul Glovinsky and Art Spielman (2006)

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