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Dinner Speech - Kai Spiegelhalder

Prof. Dr. Dr. Kai Spiegelhalder
Medizinische Fakultät
Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie
Universiätsklinikum Freiburg

Wann 09.01.2019
von 17:30 bis 19:00
Wo FRIAS, Albertstr. 19, Seminarraum
Teilnehmer universiätsoffen / open for university members
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Insomnia is defined by sleep initiation and/or sleep maintenance difficulties associated with a significant impairment of daytime functioning. The worldwide prevalence of insomnia is approximately 6-10%. Insomnia is often associated with other medical conditions, but can also be a disorder on its own. While it is often viewed as a nuisance symptom in clinical practice, there is meta-analytic evidence showing that insomnia is a major risk factor for depression, and suicides, as well as for cardiovascular diseases. Accordingly, insomnia contributes to the major diseases of our ageing societies and to a significant part of our health expenses. This dinner speech will give an overview on the epidemiology, etiology and management of insomnia highlighting recent developments in both research and clinical practice.