Onset of Obstructive Sleep Apnea After Initiation of Psychotropic Agents

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Sir: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition manifested by overall hypoxia of major body systems. The following case is an illustration of several interesting connections between OSA and the utilization of various psychopharmacologic agents.

Case report. Mr. A, a 35-year-old married white male, was diagnosed with DSM-IV posttraumatic stress disorder related to several exposures to occupationally related trauma, depression, and anxiety.

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2007;9(6):471 [letter]