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Sleep in Bipolar Disorder: Challenges and Management Tips


United States – July 30, 2024 at 4:00 PM PT

Australia – July 31, 2024 at 9:00 AM AEST


Register for the free webinar with Dr. Greg Murray here.


Joined by Professor Greg Murray, we will start by talking about the different ways that sleep problems can impact people living with bipolar disorder. First, poor sleep is part of the experience of mania and depression. Second, sleep changes are a common warning sign of relapse into a new episode. Third, sleep disorders are common in people living with bipolar disorder. Finally, poor sleep significantly impacts quality of life. We will then turn to a discussion of strategies (self-help and professional) that can help improve sleep for people living with bipolar disorder. Key themes will be the importance of daily routines in training the body to be ready for sleep, helping prepare for sleep at night, and how to seek help for specific sleep problems and disorders. The overarching aim of the talk is to empower people to improve their sleep and well-being. By attending the talk, we hope people will feel more knowledgeable and more optimistic.


Professor Greg Murray is Director of Mood Disorder Research and Practice at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. He has an international reputation for clinical psychology research, being ranked in the top 1% of bipolar disorder researchers worldwide. He has published more than 200 articles, chapters and books on mood disorders. After a first career in music, he took out his PhD from University of Melbourne in 2001and has been a full Professor at Swinburne since 2011. He has won multiple individual awards for teaching and research impact, completed 25 doctoral students, and provided professional development workshops for hundreds of psychologists and psychiatrists. He is a practicing clinical psychologist and Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society, a member of multiple task forces of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, and a contributor to the bipolar disorders chapter of DSM-5-TR.


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