Sleep Apnea linked to Depression

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Kathlyn1950
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   Posted 10/4/2005 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I thought this was interesting, but I suspected this for some time.
 
 
 
The sleep-breathing disorder sleep apnea had been previously linked to a higher risk of symptoms of chronic fatigue, but a new study finds that sleep apnea may also increase a patient's risk of depression. According to research conducted at the University Community Hospital Sleep Center in Tampa, Florida, patients diagnosed with sleep apnea are up to 40% more likely to be taking prescription antidepressants. Furthermore, many apnea patients' depression may continue to go undiagnosed, its symptoms masked by those of the breathing disorder. Researchers suggest further studies to determine whether the most effective known sleep apnea treatment, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), may also alleviate depression symptoms.

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Teri16
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   Posted 10/4/2005 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
A good reminder, Kathy, that for anyone with sleep apnea to discuss with their Dr.!
 
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Kathlyn1950
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   Posted 10/4/2005 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Teri, do you know where that string was about sleep apnea? Am I just not seeing it? I was goign to add that link to the original string/or topic. If you want to move this please do!!
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Teri16
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   Posted 10/4/2005 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
lol Kathy, it's okay - fresh is good!!

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Kathlyn1950
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   Posted 10/4/2005 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, rofl.
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