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Obstructive Sleep Apnea as a Complication of Bipolar Disorder and Its Treatment: A Review and Approach to Management

Surinder S. Moonga, BS; David Mischoulon, MD, PhD; John W. Winkelman, MD, PhD; and Theodore A. Stern, MD

Published: November 30, 2017

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Bipolar disorder is both common and serious, frequently leading to functional disability, comorbid medical conditions, and suicide. The disorder is seen in 1 in 20 primary care patients, with an estimated population prevalence of 1 in 25 people. The lifetime prevalence of bipolar disorder is approximately 4%.

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