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Diseases » Narcolepsy » Glossary
 

Glossary for Narcolepsy

  • Adolescent conditions: Symptoms that are evident due to puberty
  • Automobile accidents injury: An injury caused by the mechanism of a car accident
  • Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
  • Cataplexy: A rare condtion characterized by episodes of severe muscle weakness which can sometimes lead to a complete collapse - it usually occurs in people with a sleep disorder called narcolepsy.
  • Cerebellar Ataxia, Deafness and Narcolepsy: A rare condition characterized by the association of narcolepsy, deafness and cerebellar ataxia. Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder where characterized by the classic tetrad of excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, hypnagogic hallucinations and sleep paralysis.
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Severe chronic fatigue disorder often following infection.
  • Convulsions: Involuntary spasms especially those affecting the full body
  • Depression: Various syndromes with excessive anxiety, phobias, or fear.
  • Disseminated Sclerosis with Narcolepsy: A rare condition characterized by the association of narcolepsy with multiple sclerosis. Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder where characterized by the classic tetrad of excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, hypnagogic hallucinations and sleep paralysis.
  • Drowsiness: Excessive tiredness or sleepiness
  • Epilepsy: Brain condition causing seizures or spasms.
  • Fatigue conditions: Medical conditions causing or characterized by fatigue (extreme tiredness or weakness).
  • Hypersomnia: Hypersomnia is characterized by recurring episodes of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) or prolonged nighttime sleep.
  • Mental illness: Any psychological syndrome
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Obstructive sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome is characterized by episodic upper airway obstruction that occurs during sleep.
  • Psychiatric disorders: Any condition that affects ones mind
  • Psychological disorders: Any condition that affects ones mind
  • Sleep apnea: Childhood obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome is characterized by episodic upper airway obstruction that occurs during sleep.
  • Sleep disorders: Any disorder that affects ones sleep
  • Sleep disturbance: Sleeping difficulty, called insomnia, can involve difficulty falling asleep when you first go to bed at night, waking up too early in the morning, and waking up often during the night.
  • Sleep paralysis: The occurrence of paralysis during ones sleep
  • Social problems: Difficulty relating to other people
  • Thyroid disorders: Any disorder of the thyroid gland.
  • Under-diagnosed conditions: Any medical condition that is undiagnosed

 

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