Monday, February 22, 2021
0900 PT | 1000 MT | 1100 CT/SK | 1200 ET | 1300 AT
120 minutes including a Q&A
• A certificate of completion
• The live webinar event if registering prior to commencement
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing
At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to…
• Link the stages of sleep with their characteristic “waves” (EEG)
• List 3 parasomnias (abnormal behaviour while sleeping)
• List 3 dyssomnias (difficulty getting to sleep, remaining asleep or excessive sleepiness)
• List 2 criteria for Narcolepsy
• Differentiate between Nightmare Disorder and Sleep Terror Disorder
Problems with sleep can seem pervasive in our modern world, but at what point can they be diagnosed as disordered? Sleep/wake disorders impact both physical and mental health and can involves problems with the quality, timing and amount of sleep. They can result in daytime distress and impairment in functioning. Sleep-wake disorders often occur along with medical conditions or other mental health conditions. This webinar will review the most significant sleep wake disorders from a mental health perspective. Sleep stages, parasomnias, dyssomnias, narcolepsy, nightmare disorder and sleep terror disorder will all be discussed.
Pre-watching for this session:
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Horror 7.5 rating on IMDb
We strongly recommend pre-watching the film, as it will enhance your learning experience. The film will provide an opportunity to:
1) Observe common and uncommon symptoms of the mental disorder
2) Provide an appreciation of the environmental factors that can be a catalyst to mental disorders
3) Reflect on the impact – or lack – of a therapeutic environment may have on the metal disorder
4) Understand the impact of media on the public’s stigma of mental health.
Who Should Attend?:
• Physicians, Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Therapists
• Social Workers & Allied Professional Staff in Psychiatric settings
• Primary Care Physicians & Nurses; MH Staff in Community Settings
• Intake & Frontline Staff; Mental Health Managers and Educators
• Mental Health Nurses and Staff in Correctional & Forensic Settings
• Nurses in Pediatric Mental Health and Psychogeriatric Settings
Dr. Anthony Tobia, MD
Having trained in a dual residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at West Virginia University, Dr. Tobia currently holds titles of Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Tobia has dual appointments in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Department of Psychiatry where he serves as the Vice Chair of Education. Dr. Tobia is also certificated by the Board of Psychosomatic Medicine (2010) and is currently the Director of the Division of Consultation Psychiatry at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health in New Brunswick, NJ.
Dr. Tobia’s educational interests include the merging of popular culture and the field of Psychiatry. In addition to the curriculum he developed at RWJMS, he directs the monthly Participatory Cinema at the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies; is a blogger for Psychology Today; hosts a continuing education webpage on MyCME; and provides a psychopharmacology seminar series for PESI, Inc. His various innovative teaching approaches including six that are registered in the Office of Research Commercialization at Rutgers University.