Experts in psychiatry review best practices to accurately diagnose and manage patients with narcolepsy.
EP. 1: Challenges in the Diagnosis of Narcolepsy
A multidisciplinary panel of experts outline the difficulties of distinguishing narcolepsy frfom other sleep disorders and psychiatric comorbid conditions.
EP. 2: Patient Case #1: 19-Year-Old Man With Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
Thomas E. Scammell, MD, presents a case study for a college student with a history of sleepiness.
EP. 3: Clinical Impressions from Patient Case #1
Heidi Moawad, MD; Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD; and Ruth Benca, MD, PhD, share details about a patient case that may impact clinical considerations and therapeutic decision-making.
EP. 4: The Role of Multidisciplinary Teams and Treatment Options
Thought leaders discuss clinical considerations regarding the many intersecting and complicating conditions that individuals with narcolepsy may experience.
EP. 5: Non-Pharmacological Approaches and Counseling
A multidisciplinary panel of sleep experts reviews the role of light exposure, exercise, and other non-pharmacological methods in narcolepsy management.
EP. 6: Pharmacological Treatment Approaches
Thomas E. Scammell, MD; Heidi Moawad, MD; Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD; and Ruth Benca, MD, PhD, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of specific drug mechanisms for the treatment of narcolepsy.
EP. 7: Challenges in the Management of Narcolepsy
Thomas E. Scammell, MD; Heidi Moawad, MD; Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD; and Ruth Benca, MD, PhD, discuss abuse, side effects, and other obstacles associated with traditional medications.
EP. 8: New Directions in Treatment
Thought leaders consider the role of newer medications in the therapeutic landscape.
EP. 9: Patient Case #2: 27-Year-Old Woman With Cataplexy
Thomas E. Scammell, MD reviews the history and current symptoms of a patient with narcolepsy.
EP. 10: Clinical Impressions From Patient Case #2
Thought leaders discuss what elements to consider when distinguishing between cataplexy and pseudo cataplexy.
EP. 11: Goals of Therapy and Factors That Shape Narcolepsy Treatment
A group of specialists discuss treatment options for patients experiencing daytime sleepiness and anxiety.
EP. 12: Key Takeaways and the Future of Narcolepsy Treatment
An expert panel concludes the discussion by reviewing factors to consider when diagnosing and treating narcolepsy.
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