Mood Disorders


The Role of Sleep, Weight, and Cognitive Difficulties in Treatment of MDD

Sunday, October 28
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Location: Tangerine WF2

The relationship between sleep, weight, and cognition in diagnostic evaluation and treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) often does not receive adequate attention in everyday practice. This session will outline the relationship between weight and sleep with medical comorbidities in MDD. Dietary and psychotherapeutic interventions to optimize weight, sleep, and cognition in MDD, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of various pharmacologic approaches in addressing these concerns will also be reviewed.

Vladimir Maletic, MD, MS

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
USC School of Medicine
USC School of Medicine, Greenville, SC
Greer, SC

Vladimir Maletic, MD, MS, is a clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Greenville, and a consulting associate in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Maletic received his medical degree in 1981 and his master’s degree in neurobiology in 1985, both from the University of Belgrade in Yugoslavia. He went on to complete a residency in psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, followed by a residency in child and adolescent psychiatry at Duke University.

Dr. Maletic is a member of several professional organizations, including the Southern Psychiatric Association and The American College of Psychiatrists. In 2013-2014 he has served as a program chair for the US Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress. In addition, he has published three books, including “The New Mind-Body Science of Depression”, numerous articles and several book chapters. Dr. Maletic has participated in various national and international meetings and congresses. His special areas of interest include the neurobiology of mood disorders, schizophrenia, pain, and the regulation of sleep and wakefulness. Dr. Maletic is board certified in psychiatry and neurology.


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Bernadette DeMuri-Maletic, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Bernadette DeMuri-Maletic, MD, received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed residencies in both Psychiatry and Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals. Dr. DeMuri is the Medical Director of Associated Mental Health Consultants and The TMS center of Wisconsin, both located in Milwaukee. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. DeMuri has a special interest in the treatment of mood disorders including treatment resistant depression.


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