Is schizophrenia associated with narcolepsy?
M Walterfang, E Upjohn, D Velakoulis
COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL NEUROLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2005
OBJECTIVE: To determine the nature of the relationship between schizophrenia-like psychosis and narcolepsy. BACKGROUND: A relationship between schizophrenia and narcolepsy has long been postulated due to the association of schizophrenia-like psychosis with narcolepsy and its treatment. METHOD: We report two patients who presented with schizophrenia-like psychosis of narcolepsy and review the literature regarding possible shared neurobiology between the two disorders that might explain their co-occurrence. RESULTS: There appears to be little in the way of common pathology between these two conditions when symptoms, human leukocyte antigen associations, rapid eye movement sleep architecture, D..View full abstract