Produced in collaboration with the American Sleep Association and the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, this program will provide important information to those suffering from insomnia, their families and caregivers.
Support for this patient education program was provided by Eisai Inc.
Despite high prevalence and significant personal consequences, insomnia remains largely untreated. Good sleep quality and quantity are important for overall health and well-being. Patients with insomnia and their families and caregivers are seeking clarity of a treatment plan for insomnia. This interactive, expert-led, patient, family and caregiver education activity will include questions that patients and families have regarding their treatment and overall care, tips for working with the health care team, and helpful strategies that other families have employed to address day-to-day challenges.
Join this live educational session to hear a panel discussion among physicians and a patient as they:
- Examine the impacts of chronic insomnia on physical functioning, safety, and others within the same household
- Identify differences between medications used to treat insomnia
- Outline the relationship between insomnia and depression and the steps to manage both conditions
Maha Ahmad MD, MMSc
Clinilabs Drug Development Corporation, New York City
Maha Ahmad, MD, is the medical director of and an attending physician at the Sleep Disorders Institute, and medical director of Clinilabs Drug Development Corporation in New York City. At Clinilabs Drug Development Corporation, she conducts clinical trials research in the fields of sleep medicine as well as other central nervous system disorders. Dr Maha obtained her medical degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She completed a residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.
Christopher Winter MD
Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine clinic and CNSM Consulting, Virginia
Christopher Winter, MD, is the owner of Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine clinic and CNSM Consulting in Virginia. He has practiced sleep medicine and neurology in Charlottesville, Virginia since 2004, but has been involved with sleep medicine and sleep research since 1993. Dr. Winter’s interest in sleep and athletic performance has led to work with numerous professional sports organizations, including the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is the author of the book The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How To Fix It, as well as his upcoming book The Rested Child: Why Your Tired, Wired, or Irritable Child May Have a Sleep Disorder - And How To Help.
Mindy W. Lindsey, PhD
Mindy Lindsey, PhD, is a healthcare executive, writer, and editor. She holds a doctorate in health services organization & research from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, a master’s in health finance & management from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, and a bachelor’s in health care administration from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia. In her free time, Dr Lindsey enjoys playing sports, spending time with her family, including her three children, and enjoying the outdoors.