Intrinsic sleep disorders (such as sleep apnea syndromes, insomnia and restless legs syndrome) are frequently comorbid with psychiatric disorders. Sleep disorders can adversely impact a patient’s affect, cognition and day-to-day functioning, thus compounding their psychiatric difficulties and worsening quality of life. In addition, various medications used to treat psychiatric disorders can influence symptoms and severity of sleep disorders. This course provides and introduction to common sleep disorders and examines their overlap with psychiatric illnesses. It also discusses the impact of psychotropic medications on sleep disorders through case examples demonstrating pharmacological dilemmas clinicians face while treating patients with comorbid psychiatric illnesses and sleep disorders. It presents current best evidence detailing the influence of psychotropic medications on sleep disorders, with a view to developing rational prescribing guidelines in these patient populations.
**This content was captured at the 2017 APA Annual Meeting and may reference information from various sources and terminology from previous editions of the DSM.
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- Describe insomnia and insomnia subtypes
- Identify the risk versus the benefit of, and the types medications used in, the treatment of sleeping disorders
- Recognize specific symptoms of insomnia
- Discuss recommended treatment guidelines for acute and chronic insomnia
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 30 minutes
Begin Date: August 1, 2018
End Date: December 31, 2020
How to Earn Credit
Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 100% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- J. Michael Bostwick, M.D., Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Ricardo A. Juarez, M.S., Director, District Branch and International Relations, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Pratik Jain, M.D., Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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