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  • Treatments for Narcolepsy

    The treatment and management of narcolepsy involves lifestyle changes and medications.
    The goals of treatment include:
    • Improving daytime alertness
    • Minimizing or eliminating troublesome symptoms such as cataplexy, hallucinations at the beginning or end of sleep, and sleep paralysis
    Treatment involves the following:
    Lifestyle changesMedications
    At this time, there are no surgical procedures for the treatment of narcolepsy.

    References

    Goetz CG, Pappert EJ. Textbook of Clinical Neurology . Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders Company; 1999.

    Narcolepsy. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. National Institutes of Health website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/nar/nar%5Fwhat.html . Updated November 2008. Accessed April 7, 2009.

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