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Psychiatric News, Vol. 24, No. 7, pp. 15-16.
Cut through the fog of excessive sleepiness (ES) with PROVIGIL
Help your patients with shift work sleep disorder (SWSD) escape the fog of ES with PROVIGIL
In addition to its wakefulness-promoting effect and increased locomotor activity in animals, in humans, Provigil produces psychoactive and euphoric effects, alterations in mood, perception, thinking and feelings typical of other CNS stimulants (e.g., methylphenidate, amphetamine, or cocaine). Modafinil is reinforcing, as evidenced by its self-administration in monkeys. Patients should be observed for signs of misuse or abuse (e.g., incrementation of doses or drug-seeking behavior). Read the Patient Information that comes with Provigil before you start taking it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information.
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International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD-10) criteria for chronic SWSD
consistent with DSM-IV criteria for Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder, Shift Work Type: