David Benhayon of the Children’s Hospital of UPMC, Pittsburgh, will present “The Importance of Sleep and Sleep Disturbance in Youth with Mental Health Issues” on Friday, November 11, from 12:20 to 1:10 p.m. in Uhler Hall, room 111. This presentation is part of the Psychology Department’s Elephant Cafe Brown Bag Series.
It is well known that sleep
problems are a risk factor for, as well as a symptom of, a wide array of mental
health diagnoses. This presentation will focus on diagnosis of sleep problems as
well as behavioral and medical treatment of sleep disturbance in childhood and
Benhayon is a
graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Triple Board Program in Psychiatry,
Pediatrics, and Child Psychiatry. He obtained his MD and PhD at the University
of Tennessee and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He did his graduate work
in developmental neurobiology, helping to delineate the Reelin signaling pathway
that is critical for neuronal migration in mammalian brain development. One of
his main interests is the interplay between sleep and inflammation, an area that
is integral to both physical and mental health.
Department of Psychology