Treating Sleep Disorder Improves Psychiatric Outcomes

Posted on May 8th, 2012 by

A new study suggests that treating sleep disorders, and sleep apnea in particular, is associated with improvement over baseline in symptoms of comorbid psychiatric disorders. "There is a strong need for prospective studies" to further define this relationship, Umesh Vyas, MD, chair of the Department of Psychiatry and medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center in the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minnesota, told a press conference here.

Additional coverage: Psychiatric Times

 

Medscape by Susan Jeffrey

Tags: Dr. Umesh Vyas, Mayo Clinic Health System, Medscape, Psychology and Psychiatry, Research, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, Sleep Disorders Center, Sleep Medicine

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