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Hinuga Sandahl, MD, is a researcher and clinical doctor at Competence Centre for Transcultural Psychiatry (CTP). Hinuga Sandahl is part of the research group at CTP working within the Treatment and Research Integrated Model (TRIM). Hinuga Sandahls research expertise is within the field of trauma-related disorders and transcultural psychiatry. Her published work has a focus on trauma-affected refugees, posttraumatic stress syndrome, sleep disturbances and on mental health services and disparities in service delivery.  


Main research areas

Trauma, PTSD, Migration, Transcultural Psychiatry, sleep disturbances

Current research

Investigator of the trial “Treatment of Sleep Disturbances in Trauma-affected Refugees – A Randomised Controlled Trial” at Competence Centre for Transcultural Psychiatry.

The overall aim of this study is to examine sleep enhancing treatment in refugees with PTSD in a randomised controlled trial.

The objectives are:

  1. To estimate treatment effects of IRT and mianserin on sleep quality, sleep length and nightmares compared to treatment as usual (TAU) at CTP (Se description below)
  2. To study the relation between enhanced sleep, PTSD-symptoms, observer rated functioning and self-rated quality of life
  3. To examine predictors for positive outcome of treatment

Potential conflicts of interest

No conflicts of interest


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