A glossary of terms used in this podcast
SSRI – Stands for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. SSRIs are the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressant in the UK.
Nytol – the brand name of diphenhydramine which is a drowsy antihistamine which is an over the counter medication used to treat short-term sleep problems.
CBT – Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a type of talking therapy. It is a common treatment for a range of mental health problems. CBT teaches you coping skills for dealing with different problems. It focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and actions.
CBT-I – Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is a type of CBT designed to help with insomnia. NICE recommends CBT-I as the first-line approach for chronic insomnia.