publication . Article . 2019

A Review of the Literature

Alberto Raggi; Giuseppe Plazzi; Raffaele Ferri;
Closed Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2019
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
Narcolepsy is a chronic disorder characterized by symptoms of excessive daytime sleepiness, irresistible sleep attacks that may be accompanied by cataplexy brought on by emotions, sleep paralysis, and hypnagogic hallucinations. This is a review of 32 empirical articles on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) published in peer-reviewed journals over the past 37 years. Deleterious implications on education, recreation, driving, sexual life, and personality are associated with the disease with a consequent negative psychosocial impact. Sleepiness has an important influence on HRQoL, more than the other symptoms of this disorder that have disrupting roles, too. Th...
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free text keywords: Excessive daytime sleepiness, health-related quality of life, narcolepsy, negative life effects, psychological well-being, psychosocial impact, Psychiatry and Mental health, Cataplexy, medicine.symptom, medicine, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Clinical psychology, Psychology, Quality of life, Sleep attacks, Hypnagogic hallucinations, Chronic disorder, Sleep paralysis, medicine.disease
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publication . Article . 2019

A Review of the Literature

Alberto Raggi; Giuseppe Plazzi; Raffaele Ferri;