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 Disorders: A Wake-Up Call
The associations between sleep/rhythms and psychiatric disorders are not well understood. With additional research we can better address key issues and improve patient outcomes.
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