Episode 74: Prescription Digital Therapeutics for Insomnia


Mind Moments®, a podcast from NeurologyLive®, brings you an exclusive interview with Yuri Maricich, MD, MBA. [LISTEN TIME: 30 minutes]

Yuri Maricich, MD, MBA, internal medicine physician, and chief medical officer and head of development, Pear Therapeutics

Yuri Maricich, MD, MBA

Episode 74 of the NeurologyLive® Mind Moments® podcast is now live! Scroll down to listen or click here to subscribe on your favorite streaming service.

The Mind Moments® podcast features exclusive interviews with leaders in the field discussing the latest research and disease management strategies across the breadth of neurology, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, dementia, sleep disorders, and more.

Episode 74, "Prescription Digital Therapeutics for Insomnia," features an exclusive interview with Yuri Maricich, MD, MBA, internal medicine physician, and chief medical officer and head of development, Pear Therapeutics. He joined the show to discuss the current use of digital therapeutics in insomnia such as cognitive behavioral therapy, the state of education and treatment for the sleep disorder, some of the challenges in care, and more.

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The stories featured in this week's Neurology News Minute, which will give you quick updates on the following developments in neurology, are further detailed here:


1:15 – The positives of digital therapeutics in insomnia care

3:50 – Overview of a recent study from Maricich and colleagues

8:40 – Prioritization of sleep in clinical care

11:20 – Lack of clinical use of prescription digital therapeutics

13:05 – Neurology News Minute

15:30 – Differences for CBT-I among treatment-naïve individuals

18:05 – Use of CBT-I as a supplementary treatment tool

20:10 – Research needs and ongoing efforts

23:15 – What clinicians need to know about CBT-I and digital therapeutics

25:50 – Closing thoughts

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1. Forma F, Knight TG, Thorndike FP, et al. Real-World Evaluation of Clinical Response and Long-Term Healthcare Resource Utilization Patterns Following Treatment with a Digital Therapeutic for Chronic Insomnia. Clinicoecon Outcomes Res. 2022;14:537-546. doi:10.2147/CEOR.S368780
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