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Severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and excessive daytime sleepiness are associated with an increased risk of depression in men, reports an article in MNT. Men who had both previously undiagnosed OSA and excessive daytime sleepiness had 4 to 5 times greater odds of receiving a diagnosis of clinical depression than men without either condition. Severe OSA and excessive daytime sleepiness were both individually associated with an increased risk of depression, but the presence of both posed an even greater risk. It is important for men to be screened for OSA when presenting for treatment of depression so that an appropriate course of action can be planned. To read this article in its entirety, click here.