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Reconsidering Insomnia as a Disorder Rather Than Just a Symptom in Psychiatric Practice

Supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Ruth M. Benca, MD, PhD, and Daniel J. Buysse, MD

Insomnia is often considered a symptom of psychiatric disorders when it actually needs to be addressed as a separate disorder. Read this CME Academic Highlights in which experts discuss ways to evalute patients with insomnia and to safely and effectively implement behavioral and pharmacologic treatments.

Credits: 1.00 | Expire: 2/29/2020 | Keyword: Sleep, Neurology

Ruth M. Benca, MD, PhD (Chair), and Daniel J. Buysse, MD

Podcast

Assessing and Treating Insomnia in Patients With Psychiatric Disorders, Part 2

Tune in to this podcast as experts discuss 2 patient cases—one involving co-occurring insomnia and depression and another comprising PTSD, substance abuse, insomnia, and nightmares. Drs Benca and Buysse explain how to effectively diagnose and manage these complex cases based on the latest diagnostic criteria and evidence from clinical trials.

Credits: 0.50 | Expire: 11/30/2019 | Keyword:

Ruth M. Benca, MD, PhD (Chair), and Daniel J. Buysse, MD

Podcast

Assessing and Treating Insomnia in Patients With Psychiatric Disorders, Part 1

Listen to this podcast as experts discuss 2 patient cases focusing on diagnosing and treating co-occurring insomnia and mental illness. The first case features a 32-year-old man with bipolar disorder who is experiencing psychiatric symptoms and poor sleep, and the second case involves a 27-year-old man with schizophrenia who is having auditory hallucinations as well as chronic issues with insomnia.

Credits: 0.50 | Expire: 11/30/2019 | Keyword: Sleep, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Disorders, Neurology

Ruth M. Benca, MD, PhD|Daniel J. Buysse, MD#Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of California, Irvine|The Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania#/PublishingImages/authors/benca_large.jpg|/PublishingImages/authors/buysse_large.jpg