Diseases

Narcolepsy: sources and notes

Author: Laëtitia Demma.
Expert consultant: Professor Christophe Petiau, neurologist.

Sources:

- Mitler MM et al. Relative efficacy of drugs for the treatment of sleeps in narcolepsy. Sleep 1991
- WC Dement, Have a good sleep, Odile Jacob, 2000.
- MF Vecchierini, The Sleep Guide, Eurotext John Libbey, 1998.
- Study supports causal role in narcolepsy for common genetic variant. ScienceDaily, 2 January 2014.
- Narcolepsy More Common In Men, Often Originates In Their 20s. ScienceDaily, April 29, 2002.
- Joshi John et al. Greatly increased numbers of histamine cells in human narcolepsy with cataplexy. Annals of Neurology, 2013

Popular Posts

Category Diseases, Next Article

Neurosis: the symptoms - Diseases
Diseases

Neurosis: the symptoms

Neuroses have common symptoms: Psychic and / or physical anguish Inappropriate behavior Sexual difficulties Sleep problems: insomnia or hypersomnia Relationship difficulties Instability of mood These symptoms are not systematic and vary from person to person. There are four major types of neuroses, the symptoms of which differ: Obsessive neurosis or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder : the person has obsessions and compulsions
Read More
Anorexia nervosa: the causes - Diseases
Diseases

Anorexia nervosa: the causes

There is not a cause, but causes of anorexia nervosa. We are talking about multifactorial psychiatric illness . The reasons given for the appearance of the disease are social, psychological, familial, genetic and neurobiological. In the past, anorexia only affected Western societies. Today, we are seeing the emergence of the disease in emerging countries, especially people who have adopted our way of life
Read More
Dyslexia: the treatments - Diseases
Diseases

Dyslexia: the treatments

The main goal of treatment is to limit school failure. Even if the benefits are observed in the long term, the prognosis is pretty good overall. The improvement is indisputable when dyslexia is moderate and supported at an early age. The earlier the screening for dyslexia, the more effective the treatments
Read More
Asthma: a frequent respiratory disease - Diseases
Diseases

Asthma: a frequent respiratory disease

Asthma is an increasingly common respiratory disease. It is an inflammatory disease of the bronchi, the bronchial mucosa is thickened. In case of asthma, the bronchi are hyper-reactive, which leads to a decrease in their caliber: the air passes bad, it does not arrive well at the level of the cells, the oxygen can arrive in insufficient quantity and the organism will be more or less hypoxia, that is to say lack of oxygen
Read More