The Interplay Between Sleep and Bipolar Disorder

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This activity is supported in part by an independent education grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Specialty: Psychiatric Medicine

Release date: December 24, 2013

Valid through: December 24, 2014

Target Audience:

Physicians, pharmacists, and other health care professionals with an interest in sleep and bipolar disorder.

Program Overview:

The importance of sleep in the treatment of chronic mood disorders is not a new concept. Nearly a century ago, Kraepelin, one of the founders of modern scientific psychiatry, wrote: “The attacks of manic-depressive insanity are invariably accompanied by all kinds of bodily changes. By far the most striking are the disorders of sleep and general nourishment.”

Since these words were shared by Kraepelin, the volume of accumulated literature on the interplay between sleep and mood has substantially increased. In the scientific realm, much is known about the bidirectional relationship of mood and sleep. Clinically, both the influence of disturbed sleep on manic episodes related to bipolar disorder and persistent sleep disturbances in unipolar and bipolar depression highlight the need for clinicians to use a systematic approach in managing sleep complaints in patients with bipolar disorder.

This neuroscienceCME Snack™ activity highlights the critical, clinical steps involved in providing optimal care to patients with bipolar disorder who have hypersomnia, sleep loss, or disturbed sleep.

Credit Types

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Hours

0.25 Pharmacy Education Contact Hours (0.025 CEUs)