Key Takeaways and the Future of Narcolepsy Treatment
An expert panel concludes the discussion by reviewing factors to consider when diagnosing and treating narcolepsy.
Goals of Therapy and Factors That Shape Narcolepsy Treatment
A group of specialists discuss treatment options for patients experiencing daytime sleepiness and anxiety.
Clinical Impressions From Patient Case #2
Thought leaders discuss what elements to consider when distinguishing between cataplexy and pseudo cataplexy.
Patient Case #2: 27-Year-Old Woman With Cataplexy
Thomas E. Scammell, MD reviews the history and current symptoms of a patient with narcolepsy.
New Directions in Treatment
Thought leaders consider the role of newer medications in the therapeutic landscape.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sleep Attitudes Influence Sleep More than Knowledge
How can knowledge—and positive attitudes—about sleep improve quality of life for patients?
Sleep Patterns in Borderline Personality Disorder
Sleep disturbances in borderline personality disorder are relatively unrecognized.
Adult Bullying and Sleeping Problems
Peer victimization can cause patient distress and health risks, including issues with sleep.
Daytime Negative Thoughts Have an Impact on Sleep
Recent research shows that daytime thoughts can interfere with sleep just as much as nighttime thoughts.
Pain on the Brain: The Relationship Between Bad Dreams and Chronic Pain
Pain can have a substantial impact on sleep quality and quality of life.
Controlled Breathing Exercises as an Adjunctive Treatment for Insomnia
New research suggests deliberate control of breathing could help regulate autonomic function in patients who have insomnia.
Sleep Disturbances as a Sequalae of Chronic Pain
Sleep disturbance and chronic pain work together to cause misery for patients, with one exacerbating the other. Here: Tips to address both and bring peace to patients.
World CME Conference™ Preview: The Interplay of Migraines and Psychiatric Disorders
Enjoy this preview of Dr Moawad's talk for the upcoming CME Conference.
Primary Insomnia: A Lifelong Problem
When provided with an array of treatment options, patients tend to feel a sense of ownership by playing a role in their care.
Lucid Dreams: Many Questions Remain
There is more to dreaming than meets the (shut) eye.
Insomnia Associated With Shift Work Sleep Disorder
A case of a patient with difficult-to-treat insomnia highlights the pervasive daytime effects of this condition.
Anxiety-Associated Insomnia With a Twist of Depression
Anxiety and stress are closely linked, and they are among the chief causes of insomnia. Watch for a variety of emotional and physical factors that may play a role in worsening depression. More in this case report.
Tools for Avoiding Negativity in the Face of Uncertainty
Heidi Moawad, MD, discusses the pitfalls of negative thinking and shares specific tips for heatlh professionals and the public to avoid it.
Insomnia Triggered by Nightmares: Evaluation and Treatment Options
A patient's sleep deprivation started to affect her overall well-being and compromised her ability to enjoy life.
Stress and Drug Abuse: A Structural and Genetic Link
Researchers provide clues to whether there is a causative association between exposure to stress and a predisposition to drug abuse.
Underlying Mechanisms of Highly Processed Food Addiction
Processed foods, also described as “junk-food,” are often reported to be highly addictive in humans-leading to behavioral effects such as overeating, eating compulsions, and loss of control.
E-Cigarettes and Substance Use
The use of e-cigarettes may precede cigarette smoking as well as the use of other substances, especially among young people.
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