Treating Insomnia with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Implications for Mental Health Disorders
My project addresses how treating insomnia with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can influence mental health disorders. Through a Youtube video geared towards the general public, I explain insomnia and why it is a worldwide problem (its impacts, economic burdens, etc.). I cover how we currently treat insomnia and how many people those treatments are effective in. I then turn to CBT as an effective treatment for insomnia. Next, I focus on the implications of treating insomnia with CBT and the potential impacts of this novel treatment on other disorders, specifically mental health disorders. I believe my video summarizing these connections is a fresh perspective on not only insomnia but mental and physical health.
My mentor gave me appropriate resources and understood when I was struggling. She supported me and made sure that I was passionate about the work I was doing.