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Unexplored relationship of sleep disturbances linked to suicidal ideation and behavior in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome

Authors Shafqat MN, Aadil M, Shoaib M

Received 20 April 2017

Accepted for publication 23 June 2017

Published 24 July 2017 Volume 2017:9 Pages 199—200

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/NSS.S140099

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Professor Steven A Shea


Muhammad Nabeel Shafqat,1 Muhammad Aadil,2 Maria Shoaib3

1Department of Medicine, University of Medical Sciences “Serafin Ruiz de Zarate” Villa Clara (UCMVC), Villa Clara, Cuba; 2Department of Psychiatry, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA; 3Department of Medicine, Dow Medical College, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

We read with great interest the currently published article written by Pederson and Brook1 entitled “Sleep disturbance linked to suicidal ideation in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome”. Awareness of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) has increased in recent years. However, sleep disturbance has not been thoroughly investigated as a cause of increased suicidal risk in patients with POTS. We would like to applaud the authors on conducting this novel cross-sectional study to understand and highlight the potential relationship between sleep disturbances and increased risk of suicide in patients suffering from POTS.1

View the original paper by Pederson and Brook.

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