Bright Nights Community Forum: Sleep And Depression: Connections From Adolescence Through Adulthood

This event was held on September 20, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Sleep affects the well-being of all people. Having depression can affect sleep so significantly that it feels as though you are suffering from permanent jet lag.

Join us as Dr. J. Todd Arnedt, director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the U-M Sleep and Chronophysiology Laboratory, presents a brief overview describing how sleep and depression interact. He will also present information on the latest sleep and depression research underway at U-M.

This will be followed by a specialist panel discussion featuring Dr. Richard Dopp and Dr. Leslie Swanson from the U-M Depression Center; Dr. Ronald Chervin, Director of the U-M Sleep Disorders Center; and Shelley Hershner, MD, Director of the Collegiate Sleep Disorders Clinic and Assistant Professor, University of Michigan.

The Sleep and Chronophysiology Laboratory at the University of Michigan is a research laboratory that investigates sleep and biological rhythm regulation from childhood through adulthood. The laboratory has a strong interest in the biological risk factors for depression, how major depressive disorder affects the sleep of both children and adults, and whether sleep-focused interventions can help to improve depression treatment.

For more information on the U-M Depression Center, the co-sponsor of this event, please visit their website at

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