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Sleep Disturbances and Depression: Understanding the Relationship to Improve Patient Outcomes

Webinar | March 11, 2020 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
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Description

Webinar: Sleep Disturbances and Depression: Understanding the Relationship to Improve Patient Outcomes

Location: Online Via PsychU.org

Description: It is estimated that more than 50 million people in the United States suffer from various sleep disorders. Unfortunately, sleep disorders are frequently co-morbid with mental health disorders, such as depression. During this webinar, Dr. Jordan Karp and Dr. Kristine Wilckens will further discuss the bidirectional relationship between sleep disturbances and depression, as well as review current management options for these disorders.

Speakers are paid consultants for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

Event Speakers

Jordan F. Karp, MD
Director, UPMC Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry

Jordan F. Karp, MD is an internationally recognized leader in the field of geriatric psychiatry. Dr Karp directs the UPMC Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry and was recently named the Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society “Geriatrics Teacher of the Year.” Dr Karp is board-certified in both psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry and is an elected member of the American College of Psychiatrists. He directs several federal and foundation grants, including studies of late-life treatment-resistant depression in primary care and reducing risk of suicide in rural older adults. He has published over 110 peer-reviewed articles, mostly focusing on geriatric mental health, depression, anxiety, pain, and insomnia.

Kristine A. Wilckens, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

Kristine A. Wilckens, PhD research is focused on sleep interventions and neural processes during sleep that support cognitive health, memory performance, and executive function. She leads several research grants, including an NIH Career Development Award (K01), a New Vision Award (Charleston Conference for Alzheimer’s Disease), and a seed grant through the University of Pittsburgh Aging Institute. She has also earned several honors, including the Outstanding Diversity-Relative Research Award (University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychology).

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