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MARQUETTE – Dr. Archie DeFillo, Chief Medical Officer of Medibio LTD, will present “Sleep and mental disorders: a two-way relationship” Friday at Northern Michigan University.

His presentation begins at 3 p.m. in room 2906 of the Science Building (formerly West Science). It is also available through Zoom.

Medibio is a mental health technology company pioneering the use of objective measures to aid in the early detection and screening of mental health issues. Its focus is based on landmark research linking sleep characteristics, nocturnal heart rate, and heart rate variability to mental health.

DeFillo will provide a brief overview of the relationship between sleep and psychiatric disorders. It will define sleep and describe the architecture of sleep; explain the impact of sleep disorders on the evolution of psychiatric disorders; relay the importance of sleep assessment in a psychiatric setting; present guidelines for sleep intervention; and present the potential implications of sleep disorders in psychotherapeutic treatment.

This event is part of NMU’s Psychological Sciences Colloquium Series. More information and a Zoom link to the presentation can be found at nmu.edu/psychology/colloquia-psychology.

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