Sleep apnea and panic attacks

Compr Psychiatry. Mar-Apr 1991;32(2):130-2. doi: 10.1016/0010-440x(91)90004-v.

Abstract

A survey of 301 sleep apnea patients demonstrated that obstructive sleep apnea may cause nocturnal panic attack symptoms. Sleep apnea should be considered in the differential diagnosis of nocturnal panic disorder.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anxiety Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Anxiety Disorders / etiology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Panic*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes / complications
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes / diagnosis*