Dr Jennifer Martin Talks About the Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia
In this video, Jennifer Martin, PhD, Assistant Professor, UCLA, David School of Medicine, discusses how the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral treatment for insomnia among patients with dementia compare with current pharmacologic strategies.
This video was taken on June 3, 2013, at the Sleep 2013 Meeting in Baltimore, MD.
All medical illnesses have issues with nonadherence and part of the reason is because the American health system doesn’t provide the right education, support, and close follow-up needed to get the right medicine to the right person, Wayne Katon, MD, said.
Wayne Katon, MD, addresses the concern of overdiagnosis in mental health, which results in an overuse of drugs like Prozac for people with minor depression. He attributed the problem to the fact that primary care physicians have difficulty getting people into the therapy they need and have to result to medications.
Wayne Katon, MD, describes the collaborative care model being implemented in the state of Washington, which is largely rural outside of Seattle. They are using a team-based approach to improve outcomes of people with mental health disorders who are coming into primary care systems.
Wayne Katon, MD, started the discussion by highlighting the most common and prevalent mental health illnesses—anxiety and depression—and how the healthcare industry is failing to even properly care for these patients.
Surabhi Dangi-Garimella, PhD, managing editor of The American Journal of Managed Care’s Evidence-Based series, led the discussion on mental health and barriers to care by first talking about access to care statistics in the United States.