Depressive symptomatology in obstructive sleep apnoea

Shenooka Nanthakumar

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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a frequent and often under-diagnosed disorder of breathing during sleep. Many of the symptoms of OSA are cardinal symptoms of depression (e.g. fatigue, insomnia, loss of libido), such that the assessment of depression in OSA is, potentially, confounded by this shared symptomatology. Thus, the overall aims addressed in this thesis were to determine the impact of symptom overlap on: 1) the expression and prevalence of depression in OSA, and 2) the treatment of depressive symptoms in OSA, using the gold-standard treatment for OSA, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP).
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Bucks, Romola, Supervisor
  • Starkstein, Sergio, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date20 Nov 2017
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017


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