Sleep apnea linked to PTSD and depression risk among veterans
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
A database review of outpatient medical records from almost 2.5 million veterans with obesity found that those with obstructive sleep apnea were more likely to receive a diagnosis of a mood or anxiety disorder. The strongest associations were observed for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depressive disorder (MDD). The study results are published in the Dec. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.