Title

Effects of excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue on overall health and cognitive function.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2015

Publication Title

The Journal of clinical psychiatry

Abstract

Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) can cause negative behavioral, physiologic, and cognitive effects, which limit patients' function and quality of life. Clinicians can screen for EDS using patient-report scales like the Epworth Sleepiness Scale or objective tests, such as the Multiple Sleep Latency Test. EDS and fatigue are common symptoms in many sleep disorders (eg, narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea), medical and neurologic conditions (eg, Parkinson's disease), and psychiatric disorders (eg, depression, substance abuse). Recognizing and managing comorbid conditions along with EDS can improve patients' quality of life.

Medical Subject Headings

Cognition; Disorders of Excessive Somnolence; Fatigue; Health Status; Humans

PubMed ID

26455683

Volume

76

Issue

9

First Page

1145

Last Page

1145

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