SPECIALIST FORUM NOVEMBER CPD 1 of 2: This article is based on a presentation by Dr Alison Bentley at the South African Society of Psychiatrists congress held in Tshwane from 21-24 September. Her presentation focused on insomnia with specific reference to circadian rhythm sleep disorders (CRSDs). Dr Bentley is a consultant specialist in sleep disorders for AIRO Integrated Health Care. She is based at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre in Johannesburg.

Depression causes major disruptions in sleep, partly due to a disturbed amplitude and shape of melatonin rhythm.

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