Project area or title
The role of sleep in the development of mental health problems in young people
The aim of this project is to characterize the role that sleep plays in the development of some of the most common and devastating mental health problems in young adulthood.
Objective 1: to define the longitudinal associations between childhood sleep problems and anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and psychosis in young adulthood. We will use a longitudinal birth cohort, with questionnaire-based sleep measures across childhood, and self-reported measures on several mental health problems in young adulthood.
Objective 2: to investigate the causal role of sleep in the development of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and/or psychosis, by implementing a sleep intervention program.
Common Mental Health
University of Birmingham