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Our Publications

  • Peer Reviewed Abstracts and Original Articles

    • Shergill S, Barker D, Ebrahim I O. Outcome in Adult Day Hospital Patients; Winter Meeting of Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1996;
    • Shergill SS, Ebrahim I, Greenberg M. Predictors of Length of stay in Day Hospital Patients. Psychiatric Bulletin (1997), 21: 760 – 763;
    • Ebrahim I & Botha C. Section 5(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 in Practice: An Audit and a Review, Med.Sci.Law (2000) 40(4):313-318;
    • Ebrahim I. The three faces of Memory Disorder; Health and Aging, 2000, 14:24 -27;
    • Ebrahim I O, Howard R S, Kopelman M D, Sharief M K, and Williams A J.  The hypocretin/orexin system. J R Soc Med 2002 95: 227-230;
    • Ebrahim I O, de Lacy S, Semra Y K, Howard R S, Sharief M K, and Williams A J. CSF Hypocretin levels in Neurologic and Psychiatric conditions, SLEEP 2002; 25: A378 (Abst);
    • Ebrahim I O, de Lacy S, Semra Y K, Howard R S, Sharief M K, and Williams A J. Narcolepsy with cataplexy, Monosymptomatic Narcolepsy and Primary Hypersomnia: A prospective study in 24 patients including CSF hypocretin levels, SLEEP 2002; 25: A353(Abst);
    • Ebrahim I. Memory Disorders in Psychiatric Practice, BJPsych 2002; 181: 177-178;
    • Ebrahim I O, Sharief MK, de Lacy S, Semra YK, Howard RS, Williams AJ. Hypocretin (Orexin) Deficiency in Narcolepsy and Primary Hypersomnia. JNNP 2003; 74(1): 127-130;
    • Ebrahim I O, Williams AJ, et al. CSF Hypocretin (Orexin) in Neurological and Psychiatric disorders. JSR 2003; 12(1).
    • Ebrahim IO, Fisher JP, de Lacy S, Williams AJ. A prospective, randomized, trial comparing the effectiveness of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Pharmacologic Treatment and Combination therapy in patients with Primary Insomnia. SLEEP (2003)
    • Williams AJ, Oka Y, Howard RS, Soliman MGG, de Lacy S, Ebrahim I O. REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder - Characteristics of a series of consecutive referrals to a Specialist Sleep disorders Centre in the UK, SLEEP (2003)
    • Ebrahim IO, de Lacy S, Howard RS, Sharief MK, Williams AJ. CSF Hypocretin (Orexin) in Disorders of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness. SLEEP (2003).
    • Nightingale S, Orgill JC, Ebrahim IO, Williams AJ. The Association between Narcolepsy and REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder (RBD). SLEEP (2004)
    • Thannickal TC, Mayhew J Blouin A, Nienhuis R, Williams AJ, Ebrahim IO, Siegel JM. Distribution of Hypocretin (Orexin) Immunoreactivity in the Hypothalamus of Normal and Narcoleptic Horse. SLEEP (2004)
    • Orgill JC, Bath J, Ebrahim IO, de Lacy SF, Williams AJ. The role of Actigraphy in the study of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms. SLEEP (2004).
    • Ebrahim IO. The Management of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness. Drugs & Therapeutics Bulletin. 2004 June;
    • Nightingale S, Williams AJ, Orgill JC, Ebrahim IO, de Lacy S. The association between narcolepsy and REM behaviour disorder (RBD) Sleep Medicine (2005)
    • Ebrahim IO, Peacock KW. REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder - Psychiatric Presentations: A Case Series from the United Kingdom Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2005
    • Ebrahim IO, Peacock KW, Williams AJ. Post-traumatic Narcolepsy: 2 case reports and a mini-review. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2005
    • Ebrahim IO, Williams AJ, Peacock KW, Maldonado CC. Driver Sleepiness in South African Commercial Drivers: A two stage screening study. SLEEP 28: 165 (2005)
    • Ebrahim IO, de Lacy S, et al. CSF Hypocretin (Orexin) in disorders of excessive daytime sleepiness. SLEEP 28: 216 (2005)
    • Wilson W, Ebrahim IO, Fenwick P, Marks RL. Violence, Sleepwalking and the Criminal Law. Criminal Law Review (August 2005)
    • Ebrahim IO, Wilson W, Fenwick PB, Peacock KW, Marks RL. Sleep related violence, Alcohol, Automatism and the Law. Criminal Law Review (August 2005)
    • Ebrahim IO. Somnambulistic Sexual Behaviour (Sexsomnia). Journal of Forensic Sleep Medicine (2006)
    • Hajak G, Ebrahim IO, Vincent S & Hibberd M. Ramelteon, unlike Zopiclone, has no Effect on Body Sway at Peak Plasma Levels in Insomnia Patients. SLEEP (2007)
    • Ebrahim IO. Ramelteon: A novel treatment for Insomnia. Future Neurology (January 2008)
    • Ebrahim IO, Fenwick PB. Sleep Related Automatism. MedSciLaw, March 2008
    • Bonakis A, Howard RS, Ebrahim IO, Merritt S, Williams AJ. REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) and its associations in young patients. Sleep Medicine, Volume 10, Issue 6, June 2009, Pages 641-645
    • P Hoeve, G Dorffner..., IO Ebrahim, G Hajak and J Dingemanse. Orexin Receptor Antagonism, a New Sleep-Enabling Paradigm: A Proof-of-Concept Clinical Trial. (2012). Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics (in press)


    Books and Chapters

    • Shapiro CM, Ohayon MM, Ebrahim IO, Grunstein R. Fighting Fatigue & Sleepiness: Practical Strategies for minimising Sleepiness & Fatigue. Joli Joco Publications (2005)
    • Jacobson RR, Ebrahim IO, Kopelman MD. Organic Psychiatric Disorders, Seminars in General Adult Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Gaskell (2007).
    • Stores G & Ebrahim IO. Sleep Disorders, Seminars in General adult Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Gaskell (2007)
    • Ebrahim IO and Fenwick PB. Forensic Issues of Sleep in Psychiatric Patients (Chapter 32) in Sleep and Mental Illness. Eds. Pandi-Perumal SR & Kramer M. (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
    • Ebrahim IO & Shapiro CM. Medico-legal consequences of Parasomnias (Chapter 10) in Parasomnias and other Movement Disorders. Eds. Thorpy M & Plazzi G. (Cambridge University Press, 2010)

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