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Sleep, Cognition, Mental illness

Talk by Robert Göder and Alexander Prehn-Kristensen, Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel

2018.04.18 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Date Tue 15 May
Time 11:00 13:00
Location IMC Meeting Room, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483-312

Sleep and mental illnesses are intertwined in manifold ways. Sleep disturbances are a risk factor for developing a mental illness, and they are related to both: a worse course and more frequent and more severe relapses.

Beyond the influence on disease specific symptomatology, sleep is key to a plethora of cognitive processes (i.e. memory consolidation). This constitutes an additional burden in mental illness and impacts social functioning.

Here, we present our results from studying the relation of sleep and cognition in adults as well as children and adolescents with focus on Schizophrenia and ADHD. Moreover, we discuss emerging treatment options such as tDCS.



Prof. Robert Göder
Vice Clinical Director, Head of the Psychosis Unit and Interdisciplinary Sleep Laboratory
Dpt. for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Centre for Integrative Psychiatry (ZIP), Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany

Dr. Alexander Prehn Kristensen
Vice Director Research and Teaching, Head of the Psychophysiology Research Unit
Dpt. for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Centre for Integrative Psychiatry (ZIP), Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany