Co-morbid OSA and Depression: What We Know and What We Need to Know

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Abstract

Obesity is a common medical condition complicating psychiatric illnesses. Obstructive sleep apnea is a closely related disorder to obesity with hazardous consequences in terms of both morbidity and mortality. In this article, we have made a qualitative search of both primary studies and systematic reviews pertaining to co-morbid depression and OSA. Under a structured format, the article discusses the epidemiology, pathophysiology, therapeutic significance of the association followed by a conclusion for clinical, as well as research approaches to co-morbidity.

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Bhatia, M., Khatiwada, S. Co-morbid OSA and Depression: What We Know and What We Need to Know. Sleep Vigilance 1, 7–11 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s41782-017-0009-6

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Keywords

  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Sleep apnea
  • Apnoea
  • Depression
  • MDD
  • Depressive
  • Co-morbid
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