Male, 25, diagnosed with OSA a few months ago.

Before being diagnosed, I had horrible mental health issues. Anxiety, depression, mood swings, suicidality, addiction, impulsive behaviour, and a lot of trouble concentrating.

I was diagnosed with adult ADD, anxiety and BPD in the past.

After being diagnosed with sleep apnea, I saw that people who are chronically sleep-deprived often experience a lot of mental health symptoms. I estimate my sleep apnea started around the time I was 19, which is also the time I started experiencing my mental health difficulties. Is it possible that my sleep deprivation could be the cause of these symptoms? Or is it more likely that my mental health disorders developed as a result of the sleep apnea? Could someone clarify this for me?

Thank you

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