What’s New in Insomnia Management?

What’s New in Insomnia Management?

Psychiatry And Mental HealthNeurologyFamily Medicine
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Overview

About this course

The information contained on this site is intended for Healthcare Professionals only. Insomnia is a prevalent and persistent problem that is closely linked with common mental disorders such as anxiety and depression.1 This course will discuss management of the sleep disorder with particular focus on lemborexant, a dual orexin receptor antagonist used in the treatment of insomnia.


Learning outcomes

The goal of this activity is to update doctors on the management of insomnia. Upon completion of the educational activity, healthcare providers should be able to:
  • Understand the current disease landscape of insomnia and unmet needs in Hong Kong
  • Outline the available treatment options for insomnia including both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions
  • Learn about the pharmacodynamics of lemborexant and its use in the treatment of insomnia
  • Prescribe lemborexant to suitable patients or switch appropriate patients from other medications to lemborexant

Topics covered

  • The current landscape of insomnia and unmet needs in Hong Kong
  • An overview of management options used for insomnia
  • Mechanism of action of lemborexant
  • Key efficacy and safety data of lemborexant from clinical trials
  • Profiles of patients for whom lemborexant treatment may be appropriate
  • Switching patients from other medications to lemborexant
  • Case studies of patients with insomnia

References

  1. Krystal AD, et al.​ World Psychiatry 2019;18:337-352.

CME Point(s) Available

  • This module is accredited for 0.5 CME points for fellows of the Hong Kong College of Physicians.
  • This module is accredited for 1 CME point for fellows of The Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists and the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine.
    • A score of at least 50% in the multiple-choice quiz is required to claim CME points for fellows of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine.
  • This module is accredited for 1.5 CME points for fellows of The Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists, Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine, The Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists and The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong.
  • This module is accredited for 2 CME points for medical practitioners enrolled in the Medical Council of Hong Kong’s Continuing Medical Education Programme for Practising Doctors who are not taking CME for Specialists.
  • A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME point(s).

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