Essentials: Sleep Disorders in Mental Health Practice

  • Tuesday 12 September 2017
  • Horizon Leeds, Third Floor, 2 Brewery Wharf, Kendell Street, Leeds, LS10 1JR

    Car Parking: The nearest car park is The Brewery car park for SatNav please use postcode LS10 1JQ
Essentials: Sleep Disorders in Mental Health Practice

Half Day (Lunch on Arrival)
12.30pm to 4.00pm 

This Workshop is led by, Professor Gregory Stores MD MA DPM FRCPsych FRCP, Emeritus Professor of Developmental Neuropsychiatry, University of Oxford

Disturbed sleep is common in the general population, especially in some high risk groups such as people with a mental health problem; in whom it can add significantly to their difficulties. A working knowledge of how to prevent or treat sleep disorders can be seen as a basic requirement for clinical practice.

The aim of this seminar is to help your understanding of sleep and its disorders. The following aspects will be covered; the basic neurobiology of sleep including psychological and physical effects of poor sleep; sleep disorders and their treatment; sleep issues in mental health practice, including the misinterpretation of sleep disorders as mental health conditions; and the effects on sleep of psychotropic medications.
After you have attended this seminar, you will have knowledge on:

  • have an awareness of the modern approach to the recognition and management of sleep disorders
  • be able to appreciate the many ways in which sleep disorders are relevant to mental health practice
  • understand the prevention and treatment of sleep disturbance in people with a mental health problem

Comments from previous participants
“Quality presenter – very engaging”
“An interesting topic with relevant content”

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