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Omron Micro-Air Electronic Nebulizer System NE-U22V1
PARI LC Sprint Reusable Nebulizer Set
Medquip Penguin Nebulizer System
Handi-Air Tote Wheeled Oxygen Carrier
Respironics EasyLife Nasal CPAP Mask - no longer selling
Health-Ox Fingertip Pulse Oximeter
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is, for lack of a better term, the Bible of abnormal psychology. It’s the definitive authoritative text on the classification of mental disorders, and it’s used by pretty much everyone - clinicians, health insurance companies, the legal system, even the government – to ensure that clinicians and patients have the “right” diagnosis when it comes to mental health problems.
Although sleep apnea is not commonly regarded as a mental illness in the same sense as, say, schizophrenia, the disease can have powerful consequences on mental health. A lack of sleep can be a heavy contributor to stress, anxiety, and depression, and it’s not uncommon for people suffering from disorders such as sleep apnea to seek help from mental health professionals. Sleep apnea will be sub-categorized as an arousal disorder (a condition that causes the sufferer to waken during sleep), distinguishing it from better-known sleep disorders like insomnia and hypersomnia.
The changes come in the wake of criticisms of the language used in the last DSM, which the revisionary board believed put too much emphasis on the presumed causes of symptoms. In the new edition, sleep conditions will be streamlined, and the criteria elucidated, so that people will be able to receive the help they need.
Getting a good’s night sleep is absolutely essential – not just for the body, but for the mind as well. Sleep apnea’s designation as a mental disorder will undoubtedly raise some eyebrows, but nonetheless, the distinction reiterates the importance of catching the disease early – and treating it as directed. If you or a loved one suffer from sleep apnea, be sure to check out our selection of CPAP accessories!
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