Exploring the presence of narcolepsy in patients with schizophrenia

  title={Exploring the presence of narcolepsy in patients with schizophrenia},
  author={Gemma Sansa and Alba Gavald{\`a} and Carles Gaig and Jos{\'e} Antonio Monreal and Guadalupe Ercilla and Roser Casamitjana and Gisela Ribera and Alex Iranzo and Joan Santamar{\'i}a},
  booktitle={BMC psychiatry},
BACKGROUND There are several case reports of patients with narcolepsy and schizophrenia, but a systematic examination of the association of both disorders has not been done. The aim of this work is to assess the frequency of narcolepsy with cataplexy in a large consecutive series of adult patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. METHODS We screened 366 consecutive patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder with a sleep questionnaire and the Epworth Sleepines… CONTINUE READING
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