Oswego Health Offers Ask The Doctor on Child and Adolescent Sleep Disorders

Oswego Health Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Marija Mutabdzic, MD, will offer advice to parents of children with sleep disorders during an Ask The Doctor program to be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27th in Oswego Hospital’s lower level conference room.

“This is a problem that affects a lot of children,” Dr. Mutabdzic said. “Unlike adults, children are not able to make the connection that a lack of sleep can impact their day to day life.” According to Dr. Mutabdzic, children who lack sleep are more prone to accidents and may perform poorly at school and during extra-curricular activities. She adds that the lack of sleep can lead to moodiness, aggression and may cause children to fall asleep in school.

At the Ask the Doctor forum Dr. Mutabdzic will provide advice on how much sleep a child should get each night, offer behavioral strategies that parents can implement and discuss both over the counter and prescription medications that are available.

Dr. Mutabdzic joined Oswego Health in 2006 and provides care at the hospital’s behavioral services department located at 74 Bunner Street in Oswego.

A native of Croatia, she is a graduate of the Zagreb Medical School, University of Zagreb. She also completed an internship and residency at medical facilities in Croatia. Along with this training, she did both a residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, located in Cleveland, OH.

At the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, she was the chief fellow during her psychiatric fellowship and was the chief resident during her psychiatric residency.

The Ask The Doctor Forum is a free presentation sponsored by the Oswego Health Community Development Office. The Ask The Doctor Forum is designed to create an open dialogue between health care providers/professionals and interested members of the greater Oswego County community.

Oswego Healthcare system includes the Oswego Hospital, The Manor at Seneca Hill, a skilled nursing facility; Springside at Seneca Hill, a retirement living community; an urgent care center in Fulton, as well as health services centers in Mexico, Parish and Phoenix. For more information, call (315) 349-5500 or visit oswegohealth.org.