Insomnia: A Golden Opportunity to Address Psychiatric Disorders

Date & Location
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, UAMS, Little Rock , AR

Target Audience
Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine


Insomnia is one of the most frequent complaints that primary care providers manage in clinic settings. Managing insomnia can pose many challenges for those patients with multiple comorbidities. Attendees will gain knowledge on the psychiatric conditions that have sleep problems as a core component. This training will highlight the importance of using self-report mental health screeners to rapidly assess potential comorbid psychiatric conditions that may be contributing to insomnia. This session will feature discussion of strategies to treat underlying psychiatric conditions with medications with sedating properties as well as the importance of documenting co-morbid conditions and/or off label practice management of insomnia as a strategy to overcome patient objections to mental health treatment.


  1. Review common mental health conditions associated with insomnia.
  2. Identify both medical and mental health risks of untreated insomnia
  3. Describe free, fast self-report forms to screen for common psychiatric conditions that have sleep problems as a core symptom


In support of improving patient care, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.