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123620 - Re-thinking the approach in insomnia management

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Insomnia has been defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th edition (DSM-V) as a condition in which there is “difficulty initiating sleep, staying asleep or having non-restorative sleep combined with impaired daytime functioning”. Chronic insomnia was previously viewed as a sleep disturbance that occurred secondary to a medical condition, psychiatric illness or medication that would improve with treatment of the underlying disorder. Evidence over the last 20 years, however, indicates that insomnia is an independent disorder. Behavioural and psychological management approaches are the first-line recommended therapy in the management of chronic insomnia, with pharmacotherapy also playing a role.

Learning outcomes
  • Diagnosing chronic insomnia and differentiating this from acute insomnia
  • Describing the sleep-wake cycle in people with insomnia
  • Comparing the mode of action, efficacy and safety of established treatment options
  • Appraising the role of selective dual orexin receptor antagonist (DORA) agents in insomnia management, including mode of action, efficacy and safety.
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