Sleep disordered breathing and depression : moderating impact of perceived stress and response to CPAP
While patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) commonly have depressive symptoms, evidence about the link between OSAS and depression has been inconsistent. Similarly, while Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) treatment for OSAS has been claimed to be effective in ameliorating depressive symptoms, results of the impact of CPAP on depressive symptoms have been inconclusive. This thesis describes two studies which aim to contribute to the clarification of these issues. The...[Show more]
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