Journal article

Psychosocial adjustment following relief of chronic narcolepsy

Sarah J Wilson, Duncan W Frazer, Jeanette A Lawrence, Peter F Bladin

SLEEP MEDICINE | ELSEVIER | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: No previous research has examined the psychosocial adjustment of chronic narcolepsy patients following efficacious pharmacotherapy. In contrast, considerable research has examined the process of psychosocial adjustment following surgical relief of chronic epilepsy. This process can manifest as a clinical syndrome, the 'burden of normality', comprising psychological, behavioural, affective and sociological features. The aim of the present study was to characterise the process of psychosocial adjustment of patients with successfully treated narcolepsy and to explore the applicability of the burden of normality. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-three narcolepsy patients and ..

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