Antonio Zadra, Ph.D.


Full Professor
Department of Psychology, Université de Montréal
Psychologist (Ordre des psychologues du Québec)
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Post-doctorat in Psychiatry (Université de Montréal)
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (McGill University)
M.Sc. in Experimental Psychology (McGill University)

Research Interests:
The pathophysiology of sleepwalking. Relationship between the content of dreams and nightmares and psychological well-being. Recurring dreams, lucid dreams, assessment and treatment of parasomnias, and REM sleep EEG.

Polysomnography, spectral analysis of the EEG, collections of nocturnal dreams and dream journals.

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Chosen publications:
Robert G, Zadra A. (2014) Thematic and content analysis of idiopathic nightmares and bad dreams. SLEEP, 37; 409-417.

Zadra A, Desautels A, Petit D, Montplaisir, J. (2013) Somnambulism: clinical aspects and pathophysiological hypotheses. Lancet Neurology, 12; 285-94.

Zadra A, Pilon M, & Montplaisir J. (2008) Polysomnographic diagnosis of sleepwalking: effects of sleep deprivation. Annals of Neurology, 63: 513-519. 

Pesant, N., Zadra A. (2004). Working with dreams in therapy: What do we know and what should we do? Clinical Psychology Review, 24, 489-512.

Zadra, A. & Donderi D.C. (2000). Nightmares and bad dreams: Their prevalence and relation to psychological well-being. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 109, 210-219.