Differential diagnosis in hypersomnia

@article{Dauvilliers2006DifferentialDI,
  title={Differential diagnosis in hypersomnia},
  author={Yves Dauvilliers},
  journal={Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports},
  year={2006},
  volume={6},
  pages={156-162}
}
  • Y. Dauvilliers
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
Hypersomnia includes a group of disorders in which the primary complaint is excessive daytime sleepiness. Chronic hypersomnia is characterized by at least 3 months of excessive sleepiness prior to diagnosis and may affect 4% to 6% of the population. The severity of daytime sleepiness needs to be quantified by subjective scales (at least the Epworth sleepiness scale) and objective tests such as the multiple sleep latency test. Chronic hypersomnia does not correspond to an individual clinical… 
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