Sleep and anxiety disorders in the elderly

Lecture given annually between 2002 and 2008 as part of the McGill Department of Psychiatry Diploma Course, Geriatric Psychiatry Block. Most recently given on 2008-5-13.

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Outline
Sleep

  • Characteristics of sleep
  • Sleep complaints
  • Epidemiology & Importance of Sleep Disorders
  • Approach to the patient

Hypersomnia

  • Manifestations, causes, treatments
  • Narcolepsy
  • OSA

REM sleep behaviour disorder
Insomnia

  • Manifestations, causes, treatments

Anxiety

  • What is anxiety?
  • Epidemiology of Anxiety Disorders
  • What do sleep disorders & anxiety disorders have in common?
  • Treatment of anxiety

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