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Insomnia – Myths and Facts

Type: Session
Therapeutic: Geriatrics,Psychiatry,Mental Health
Thursday May 10
3:35pm to 4:35pm
Location: Lecture Hall 1
Credits: 1 Mainpro+

  • Description

    The lecture discusses common-held (mis)beliefs about chronic insomnia in the areas of assessment, causes and maintaining factors and treatment. Topics include the role of objective tools in insomnia assessment, insomnia in sleep apnea and in other sleep disorders, chronic pain and insomnia, the correct use of hypnotics, and the role of melatonin in insomnia treatment.

    Learning Objectives
    • Objective tools are required in the assessment of insomnia in specific medical populations.
    • Melatonin is not a “sleeping pill”; it has a role in insomnia treatment in specific clinical groups, e.g. older adults and patients with insomnia caused by body clock problems.
    • Insomnia is a provoking agent in a number of medical conditions and early treatment is cost effective.

  • Speakers