Sleep and mental health - a two way street


Wednesday 11 November 2015


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Sleep Medicine Section


6 CPD points

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about this event

Good sleep is critical to good mental health and therefore sleep disorders are a major drive of psychiatric disorders. In turn, sleep is often adversely affected by psychiatric disorders and the medications used to treat psychiatric disorders. This conference will address the relationship between sleep and mental health and will explore ways clinicians can use this knowledge to improve clinical care of both psychiatric and sleep disorder patients.

At the end of this meeting delegates will:

  • Have a greater understanding of sleep and circadian rhythms in depression, schizophrenia and ADHD
  • Become more familiar with sleep in the elderly patient
  • Be updated on the impact psychiatric drugs have on sleep  


Bursary places

Please note all bursary places have now been allocated. 


8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.00 am


9.10 am

Sleep and mental health – a two way street

Dr Hugh Selsick, Sleep Disorders Centre, Guy's Hospital

9.40 am

Sleep and circadian rhythms in depression

Dr Ann Sharpley, Research Sleep Scientist and Trials Manager, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford

10.25 am

Sleep and circadian rhythms in schizophrenia

Professor Daniel Freeman, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry Department, University of Oxford

10.55 am

Tea and coffee break

11.25 am

Sleep and circadian rhythms in ADHD

Dr Sandra Kooij, Consultant Psychiatrist, PsyQ, The Hague, Netherlands

12.10 pm

Sleep in the elderly patient

Dr Kirstie Anderson, Consultant Neurologist, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

12.55 pm


1.45 pm

Sleep in bipolar affective disorders

Dr Kirstie Anderson

2.15 pm

Sleep disorders in anxiety disorders/PTSD/OCD

Dr Ivana Rosenzweig, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, Department of Neuroimaging, King's College London and Sleep Disorders Centre, Guy’s Hospital, London

2.45 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.05 pm

The impact of psychiatric drugs on sleep

Dr Susan Wilson, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology, Imperial College London

3.35 pm

Treating sleep disorders in psychiatric patients

Dr Hugh Selsick

4.20 pm

Closing remarks

4.25 pm

Completion of evaluation forms

4.30 pm

Close of meeting

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For information on this event, contact Jomile NakutaviciuteTel: 02072903942 Fax: 02072902992 Email: arrow