Journal article

The relationship between excessive daytime sleepiness and depressive and anxiety disorders in women

Amie C Hayley, Lana J Williams, Michael Berk, Gerard A Kennedy, Felice N Jacka, Julie A Pasco

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2013

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is a common clinical symptom that affects women more than men. However, the association of excessive sleepiness with depressive and anxiety disorders in the broader population is unclear. The aim of this study was, therefore, to examine the association between excessive daytime sleepiness as measured by the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, and depressive and anxiety disorders in a population-based sample of women. METHODS: Using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Disorders (Non-Patient) (SCID-I/NP), 944 women aged 20-97 years (median 49 years, IQR 33-65 years) were assessed for depressive and anxiety disorders as part of the Geelong Osteoporos..

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