Sleep-disordered breathing and psychiatric disorders.

  title={Sleep-disordered breathing and psychiatric disorders.},
  author={Haider Ali Naqvi and David Daoyi Wang and Nick S Glozier and Ronald R Grunstein},
  journal={Current psychiatry reports},
  volume={16 12},
Sleep-disordered breathing, the commonest form of which is obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is increasingly recognised as a treatable cause of morbidity. It shares many risk factors with psychiatric disorders including behaviours such as smoking and physical comorbidity. Many symptoms of the two overlap, leaving OSA often undetected and undertreated. In the few studies that assess the two, OSA is commonly comorbid with depression (17-45%) and schizophrenia (up to 55%) and possibly bipolar. There… CONTINUE READING