Type: Session Therapeutic: Geriatrics,Psychiatry,Mental Health
Thursday May 10 3:35pm to 4:35pm Location: Lecture Hall 1 Credits: 1 Mainpro+
The lecture discusses common-held (mis)beliefs about chronic insomnia in the areas of assessment, causes and maintaining factors and treatment. Topics include the role of objective tools in insomnia assessment, insomnia in sleep apnea and in other sleep disorders, chronic pain and insomnia, the correct use of hypnotics, and the role of melatonin in insomnia treatment.
Objective tools are required in the assessment of insomnia in specific medical populations.
Melatonin is not a “sleeping pill”; it has a role in insomnia treatment in specific clinical groups, e.g. older adults and patients with insomnia caused by body clock problems.
Insomnia is a provoking agent in a number of medical conditions and early treatment is cost effective.
Colin Michael Shapiro BSc (Med), BSc (Hons), MBBCh, MRCPsych, FRCP (C) Colin Shapiro is a professor of psyciatry and opthalmology at the University of Toronto; former editor of theJournal of Psychosomatic Research; as well as the founding president of the British Sleep Society and the International Neuropsychiatric Association. He has published several books for lay audiences on the subject of insomnia and has broad interest in the sleep field ranging from the depiction of sleep in art and sleep in animals.
Dora Zalai MD, MA, PhD Candidate Dora Zalai earned a medical degree in Europe and completed a research fellowship at the University of Toronto. Her passion for behavioural sleep medicine inspired her to pursue a second, doctoral degree in psychology. Her area of special interest the psyhcological treatment of sleep disorders and fatigue in the medically ill.