Ana Santa Clara

Sleep apnea from 0 to 100 years old in an interdisciplinary perspective - the psychiatric perspective

  • Psychiatrist
  • Master in Sleep Medicine
  • Somnologist, Portuguese Medical Association

Nationality: Portugal

Scientific areas: Orthodontics (sleep apnea)

19 of november, from 17h30 until 17h45

Auditorium B

Conference summary

The relation between obstructive sleep apnea and psychiatric disorders has long been investigated, and the studies show a greater prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in psychiatric populations and vice-versa.

There are different causes and the coexistence of both pathologies in the same patient has a negative impact and worsens prognosis.

We shall address obstructive sleep apnea in a multidisciplinary way, focusing in signs and symptoms that can alert to the existence of comorbidity.