Alex Dimitriu, MD

Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine

TED TALKS - Ideas worth spreading


Dan GilbertWhy we are poor at predicting our happiness - And the art behind "artificial happiness"

Jill Bolte TaylorA stroke reveals the difference between our left and right brains

Barry Schwartz - The Paradox of Choice - why less is (sometimes) more

Esther Perel - The secret to desire in a long-term relationship

Russell Foster - Why do we sleep? A good brief introduction on the subject

Simon Sinek - How great leaders inspire action - the how and why of making decisions



THE EPWORTH SLEEPINESS SCALE: A validated and popular measure of sleepiness 

SLEEP LOG: From the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE TESTS: and Cambridge Brain Science



Mary Schmich - Chicago Tribune- Wear Sunscreen-,0,4054576.column

Hypothalamic Regulation of Sleep and Sleep Circadian Rhythms -

A complex article, outlining the fundamental relationship between psychiatry, neurotransmitters, and how these affect sleep and wake.

Stages of Sleep -

A good primer on sleep architecture (the stages of sleep) from

How Much Sleep Do We Really Need? 

From the National Sleep Foundation Insomnia: Definition, Prevalence, Etiology and Consequences


CONDITIONS TREATED: anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, insomnia, bipolar disorder, and treatment resistant depression.

REGIONS COVERED:  We serve clients of the Bay Area, including the communities of Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Mountain View, Portola Valley, Atherton, Sunnyvale, and San Jose