Psychotic depression induced by Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS): a case reported

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) is a sleep
disorder that is frequently associated with a large variety of
conditions, such as hypertension, cardiovascular,
neuropsychological or metabolic diseases. The most common
and prominent symptoms of apnea is excessive diurnal
drowsiness, as well asin addition to alterations of the
memory and concentration, irritability, headache, and
depression, among others. To date, no known studies have
related OSAS with another type of more serious psychiatric
disorder, such as psychotic symptoms. The case of a 51-yearold man who was diagnosed of SAOS after presenting
psychotic and affective symptoms that did not respond to
any medication is presentedreported. The treatment resulted
in complete remission of the psychiatric symptoms
mentioned.
Key Words:
Sleep apnoea, Psychotic symptoms, Affective disorder

 

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