Although there is still much debate over the exact function of sleep, in the past decade, our understanding of the molecular and biological processes that underlie sleep and wake states has increased exponentially. We have also become more aware of the physiological and psychiatric consequences of disturbed sleep. In this book, we provide an update on the current knowledge of the environmental, neurobiological, and genetic factors that influence sleep and wakefulness. We also provide evidence based guidance for the accurate diagnosis and optimal treatment of disorders of hypersomnolence.
This activity has been developed for prescribers specializing in psychiatry. All other health care providers interested in psychopharmacology are welcome for advanced study, especially primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, and pharmacists.
After completing the activity, you should be better able to:
- Review the neurobiological and molecular bases of sleep-wake cycles
- Implement the diagnostic assessment of patients with hypersomnia according to established best practices
- Optimize treatment strategies to address hypersomnia in patients with sleep/wake disorders
Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements
The Neuroscience Education Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Neuroscience Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy (ASAP), Division 55 of the American Psychological Association, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ASAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy designates this program for 2.5 CE credits for psychologists.
Nurses: for all of your CNE requirements for recertification, the ANCC will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. The content of this activity pertains to pharmacology and is worth 2.5 continuing education hours of pharmacotherapeutics.
Physician Assistants: the NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the AMA (providers accredited by the ACCME). A certificate of participation for completing this activity is available.
Note: the content of this print monograph activity also exists as an electronic book under the same title. If you received CME credit for the electronic book version, you will not be able to receive credit again for completing this print monograph version.
This activity is provided by the Neuroscience Education Institute.
Additionally provided by the American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy.
This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Date of Release/Expiration
Print Monograph Released: October, 2015
Electronic Books Released: December, 2015
CME Credit Expires: October, 2018