Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) experience depressive symptoms. This thesis explored the prevalence of depressive symptoms in OSA patients and if Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) treatment leads to remission of symptoms of depression. This thesis showed that depressive symptoms are common in people with OSA and improved markedly with CPAP treatment. Considering the high prevalence of both conditions, our findings suggest that measurements for depression in OSA patients as well as OSA in depressive patients should be considered since treatment for OSA is effective and early detection may reduce the associated healthcare costs and burden of both diseases.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
- The University of Western Australia
- De Almeida, Osvaldo, Supervisor
- Ford, Andrew, Supervisor
|Award date||14 Dec 2022|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2022|