Evaluation Of Sleep In Adults With Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Grainne McAlonan

King's College London

I am a an academic clinician (Reader) with a PhD in Neuroscience. My research focus is on neurodevelopment disorders including Autism Spectrum (ASD). I use MRI as a tool to link brain and behaviour in people with conditions such as ASD. My research agenda is informed by the patients with neurodevelopmental disorders that I see in the National ADHD and Autism Service for Adults at the Maudsley Hospital.As Head of Research within the Behavioural Developmental Psychiatry (BDP) Clinical Academic Group (CAG) of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, I aim to fully integrate research into neurodevelopmental disorders such as ASD with clinical practice. The BDP CAG agenda I promote has the following objectives:I. To examine the causes of neurodevelopment disorders, starting as young as before birth.II. To develop and evaluate novel diagnostic and treatment response prediction toolsIII.To advance new strategies (including pharmacological) for intervention and prevention

Abstract

Introduction: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are often associated with sleep problems. However, there is limited understanding of sleep difficulties in these conditions,... [ view full abstract ]

Ethics and permissions statement and / or disclosure of potential conflict of interest (if relevant)

U.K. National Research Ethics Committee Reference: 12/LO/0790 All authors declare no known conflict of interest, financial or otherwise. [ view full abstract ]

Authors

  1. Anastasios Galanopoulos (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)
  2. Jamie Horder (Institute of Psychiatry Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London)
  3. Vladimira Stoencheva (Institute of Psychiatry Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London)
  4. Kathleen Hughes (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)
  5. Susannah Whitwell (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)
  6. Stefanos Maltezos (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)
  7. Mark Pitts (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)
  8. Amanda Short (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)
  9. Clodagh Murphy (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)
  10. Chris Ohlsen (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)
  11. Thembani Dube (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)
  12. Declan Murphy (King's College London)
  13. Grainne McAlonan (King's College London)
  14. Dene Robertson (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)

Topic Area

Topics: Practice

Session

V7 » Oral Posters: Comorbidities; mental health and wellbeing; access to healthcare IV (11:40 - Saturday, 17th September, Moorfoot Room)

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