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What is Night terror?

What is Night terror?

  • Night terror: Night terror is a parasomnia disorder characterized by extreme terror and a temporary inability to regain full consciousness.

Night terror: Introduction

Types of Night terror:

Broader types of Night terror:

How serious is Night terror?

Prognosis of Night terror: Most children outgrow night terrors as they get older.

What causes Night terror?

Causes of Night terror: see causes of Night terror

What are the symptoms of Night terror?

Symptoms of Night terror: see symptoms of Night terror

Onset of Night terror: Children from age two to six are most prone to night terrors, and they affect about fifteen percent of all children, although people of any age may experience them. Adult night terrors are much less common and the symptoms vary.

Night terror: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Night terror.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Night terror.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Night terror: Psychiatrist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Night terror.
Treatments for Night terror: see treatments for Night terror
Alternative treatments for Night terror: see alternative treatments for Night terror
Research for Night terror: see research for Night terror

Name and Aliases of Night terror

Main name of condition: Night terror

Other names or spellings for Night terror:

Pavor nocturnus


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