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Depression, antidepressant use may be common among patients with OSA

Key clinical point: Patients with obstructive sleep apnea had a high rate of clinical depression, which was associated with reduced sleep quality and quality of life.

Major finding: Among the study participants, 25 (22.7%) were assessed as having clinical depression and 27 (24.8%) were using antidepressants.

Study details: Baseline data from 109 patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in the CPAP for OSA and Depression trial who were screened for clinical depression.

Disclosures: This study was funded by the Austin Medical Research Fund, and one author reported support from a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship. The authors report no relevant conflicts of interest.


Jackson ML et al. Sleep Med. 2019 Mar 27. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2019.03.011.