PTSD and Sleep
$3.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Intermediate
Approved by Oregon DHS for AMH, APD and DD
CE Course Description
PTSD is unique among mental health disorders in that sleep problems represent two of the diagnostic criteria. This CE course explores how, although sleep problems are symptoms of PTSD, the evidence suggests that they tend to become independent problems over time, warranting sleep-focused assessment and treatment. Efficacious treatment options, both medications and forms of cognitive-behavioral therapy, are discussed.
Author: Philip Gehrman, Ph.D., et al. National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. (2016). Volume 27, Number 4.
Retrieved from: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/newsletters/research-quarterly/V27N4.pdf
CE Course Objectives
1. Name four pieces of evidence that have changed the original view of insomnia and recurrent nightmares being thought of as symptoms of PTSD.
2. Summarize the preferred treatment approach for insomnia.
3. Identify which biomarker can be used for identifying Veterans with combat-related PTSD who are likely to benefit from prazosin.
CE Outline with Main Points
1. Prevalence and Consequences of Sleep Problems
2. Treatment of Sleep Problems in PTSD
b. Cognitive Behavioral Treatments
c. Group Treatment
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Added On: 2018-10-01