Alex, a male African American adolescent aged 14, has come to therapy because he is experiencing the symptoms of a sleep-wake disorder. His sleep-wake disorder is disrupting his school work, causing absenteeism from school, and is negatively impacting his social engagements due to an increase in irritability and irrational thinking.
- Provide four potential questions you might ask about Alex’s current sleep hygiene.
- Explain the role of counseling alongside sedative hypnotics.
- Explain the long-term consequences of a sleep-wake disorder.
- Include an empathetic reflection to Alex