Narcolepsy - A Clinical Guide

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This comprehensive resource covers the current thoughts and trends on narcolepsy, as well as cutting-edge evidence-based research.  Updates from the previous edition include advances in diagnostic guidelines, treatments, protocols and clinical and psychosocial considerations.  Aspects of narcolepsy relating to sleep medicine, neurology, psychiatry and public health are featured throughout the text.  Narcolepsy, 2nd Edition provides clinicians and allied health professionals with patient management modalities, clinical and quality of life issues and best practices for health care delivery.

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Illustrations Note:
XXI, 451 p. 30 illus., 17 illus. in color.
Table of Contents:

Section I--Etiology

1.       The Genetics of Narcolepsy

2.       Orexin (Hypocretin) and Narcolepsy

3.       Precipitants of Narcolepsy: Vaccines and Infections

Section II--Clinical Considerations

4.       Epidemiology of Narcolepsy

5.       Diagnostic Criteria and Delay in Diagnosis of Narcolepsy

6.       Narcolepsy in Childhood

7.       Narcolepsy in the Older Adult

8.       Hypnagogic Hallucinations and Sleep Paralysis

9.       Symptomatic Narcolepsy or Hypersomnia, with and without Hypocretin (Orexin) Deficiency

10.   Hypersomnias Other than Narcolepsy:

Differential Diagnosis

11.   Narcolepsy and Other Comorbid Medical Illnesses

12.   Sleep Disorders Comorbidities in Narcolepsy and their Management

13.   Neuroimaging of Narcolepsy

Section III--Psychosocial Considerations

14.   Quality of Life and Psychosocial Issues in Narcolepsy: Implications for Management

15.   Narcolepsy, Intimacy and Sexuality

16.   Memory and Cognition in Narcolepsy

17.   Psychoanalysis and Narcolepsy

18.   Dreaming in Narcolepsy

19.   Narcolepsy and Mental Illness

20.   Narcolepsy, Driving and Traffic Safety

Section IV--Management

21.   Overview of Management of Narcolepsy

22.   Modes of Action of Drugs Related to Narcolepsy: Pharmacology of Wake-Promoting Compounds and Anticataplectics

23.   Modafinil/Armodafinil in the Treatment of N


24.   Sodium Oxybate in the Treatment of Narcolepsy

25.   Pregnancy and Anaesthesia in Narcolepsy

26.   Emerging Treatments for Narcolepsy

27.   Behavioral and Non-Pharmacological Management of Narcolepsy

Section V--Health Care Delivery and Medico-Legal Considerations

28.   Narcolepsy and Developmental Disability

29.   Succeeding in School and in the Workplace with Narcolepsy

30.   Medico-Legal Aspects of Disability in Narcolepsy

31.   The Affordable Care Act and the Future of Sleep Medicine

Goswami, Meeta;Goswami
Thorpy, Michael J.;Thorpy
Pandi-Perumal, S.R.;Pandi-Perumal
Updated edition features the latest diagnostic guidelines and state-of-the-art treatments for narcolepsy

Authored by leaders in sleep medicine, neurology, psychiatry and public health

Comprehensive resource for researchers in the field and healthcare professionals treating sleep medicine patients

Includes supplementary material:

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Springer International Publishing
Biography Artist:
Meeta Goswami, BDS, MPH, PhD, Director, Narcolepsy Institute, Montefiore Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Bronx, New York, USA

Michael J. Thorpy, MD, Director, Sleep-Wake Disorders Center, Montefiore Medical Center, Professor of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA


S. R. Pandi-Perumal, Somnpogen Canada Inc, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


"The purpose is to present the current understanding of the etiology, presentation, and treatment of narcolepsy. ... This book will benefit primary care physicians, sleep professionals, neurologists, psychiatrists, and pediatricians, as well as psychologists, social scientists, and nurses. It will be of interest to anyone involved in research or caring for this patient population. ... This is a thorough, in-depth reference with up-to-date information on the etiology, presentation, psychosocial complications, and treatment of this illness." (Michael Easton, Doody's Book Reviews, July, 2016)

Softcover reprint of the original 2nd ed. 2016
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Product Type:
Paperback book
Release date:
31 March 2018
Package Dimensions:
0.256 x 0.178 x 0.026 m; 1.206 kg
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