Sleep & Bipolar Disorder

Professor. Greg Murray, co-director of CREST.BD and professor of Psychological Sciences at the Swinburne University, and mental health educator Victoria Maxwell discuss how bipolar disorder affects sleep, how altered sleep is a risk factor for mood episodes, and how you can maintain your sleep when schedules have been significantly adjusted. They discuss cognitive behavioural therapy, ways to maintain routines, and answer important questions about sleep.

Hosted by Dr. Emma Morton

Greg Murray is the Director of the Centre for Mental Health at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia, professor in Psychological Sciences at Swinburne University, and a practicing clinical psychologist. His major research interest is the chronobiology of mood, especially the relationship between sleep, circadian function, and positive mood states, and he has over 100 publications in this area. He is ranked in the top 1% of researchers worldwide in each of these fields, and is recognised as a world expert in bipolar disorder (top 0.1%, Expertscape.com).

Since being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, psychosis, and anxiety, Victoria Maxwell has become one of North America’s top speakers and educators on the lived experience of mental illness and recovery, dismantling stigma and returning to work after a psychiatric disorder. As a performer, her funny, powerful messages about mental wellness create lasting change in individuals and organizations. By sharing her story of mental illness and recovery she makes the uncomfortable comfortable, the confusing understandable. The Mental Health Commission of Canada named her keynote That’s Just Crazy Talk as one of the top anti-stigma interventions in the country.

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