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What Is Narcolepsy?

Understanding Narcolepsy

What Is Narcolepsy?

What Is Narcolepsy? (5:00)

Dr. Scammell explains the types, symptoms, and cause of narcolepsy.

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Symptoms

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The Myth of Sleep Attacks in Narcolepsy (0:27)

Dr. Scammell addresses the myth of "sleep attacks" in narcolepsy.

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Responding to Cataplexy (0:29)

Dr. Scammell explains how to respond to someone experiencing an episode of cataplexy.

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The Science of Narcolepsy

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Hypocretin Loss (0:46)

Dr. Scammell explains hypocretin loss in narcolepsy.

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Genetics (0:53)

Dr. Scammell discusses a gene that appears to play a role in narcolepsy with cataplexy.

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Living with Narcolepsy

Daily Life

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Being an Advocate (0:21)

Narcolepsy educator Lisa Rezza talks about the importance of advocacy.

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Living with Narcolepsy (5:23)

A group of patients and parents share their experiences with and strategies for managing narcolepsy.

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At School

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Finding Support (0:24)

Narcolepsy educator Lisa Rezza explains school support resources available to students and their families.

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Napping (0:34)

Patient Audrey Cross comments on the benefits of taking a nap at school.

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At Work

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Workplace Considerations (0:33)

Narcolepsy educator Lisa Rezza describes workplace accommodations that may be available.

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Diagnosing Narcolepsy

Self-Evaluation

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Diagnosing Narcolepsy (6:14)

Dr. Maski evaluates Liza for for narcolepsy.

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Sleepiness in Teens (0:45)

Dr. Kirsch notes some reasons why narcolepsy may go undetected in teenagers.

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Epworth Sleepiness Scale

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Measuring Sleepiness (0:50)

Dr. Scammell explains the Epworth Sleepiness Scale.

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Getting a Diagnosis

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Getting a Diagnosis (0:32)

Patient Audrey Cross talks about what a diagnosis of narcolepsy meant to her.

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Testing

Dr. Thomas Scammell

Diagnostic Tests (1:13)

Dr. Scammell describes how a polysomnogram and a multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) are used in diagnosing narcolepsy.

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Keeping a Sleep Diary (0:40)

Dr. Maski explains the value of using a sleep diary.

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Treating Narcolepsy

Self-Care

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Treating Narcolepsy (5:29)

Dr. Kirsch explains treatments for narcolepsy.

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Napping to Manage Daytime Sleepiness (0:26)

Dr. Scammell talks about the value of naps in treating narcolepsy.

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Medications

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Categories of Medication (0:18)

Dr. Scammell describes the broad classes of medications used to treat narcolepsy.

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Medications (0:49)

Dr. Kirsch discusses the role of medications in treating narcolepsy.

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Developing New Treatments

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Ongoing Research (0:30)

Dr. Scammell outlines some current themes in narcolepsy research.

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