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"

http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_gilbert_asks_why_are_we_happy

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

http://www.ted.com/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight

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

http://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_on_the_paradox_of_choice

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

http://www.ted.com/talks/esther_perel_the_secret_to_desire_in_a_long_term_relationship

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

https://www.ted.com/talks/russell_foster_why_do_we_sleep

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

http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action


ONLINE TESTS/MATERIALS:

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

http://web.stanford.edu/~dement/epworth.html 

SLEEP LOG: From the American Academy of Sleep Medicine 

http://yoursleep.aasmnet.org/pdf/sleepdiary.pdf

COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE TESTS:

Cognitivefun.net and Cambridge Brain Science


MORE READING/RESEARCH:

 

Mary Schmich - Chicago Tribune- Wear Sunscreen-

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-schmich-sunscreen-column,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. www.harvard.edu

Stages of Sleep -

A good primer on sleep architecture (the stages of sleep) from www.psychology.com

How Much Sleep Do We Really Need? 

From the National Sleep Foundation Insomnia: Definition, Prevalence, Etiology and Consequences http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

MENLO PARK  PSYCHIATRY & SLEEP MEDICINE  650-326-5888

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