Sleep-Disordered Breathing Linked to Persistent Teen Depression
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) may play a role in persistent depressive symptoms and poor response to standard pharmacologic treatments in adolescents, new research suggests. Diagnosing and treating SDB may improve clinical outcomes early in the course of mood disorders in adolescents and lead to better long-term prognosis.
@cherry The prevalence of SDB in the adolescents is estimated to range from 1% to 7%, but data are inconsistent. Major depressive disorder affects 5% to 8% of adolescents, and 40% may be treatment resistant. A recent meta-analysis found a significant relationship between depressive symptoms and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children