Narcolepsy and psychiatry: an evolving association of increasing interest.

  title={Narcolepsy and psychiatry: an evolving association of increasing interest.},
  author={Hal A Droogleever Fortuyn and Peter C R Mulders and W. O. Renier and Jan K. Buitelaar and Sebastiaan Overeem},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  volume={12 7},
Gélineau originally described narcolepsy as a disease with an organic cause. However, the disorder had undeniable emotional triggers and psychiatric-like expressions, and soon a psychiatric etiology of narcolepsy became a seriously considered option. In fact, the psychiatric view dominated scientific thinking for a long time, not necessarily to the benefit of patients. When hypocretin (orexin) defects were proven to be the cause of narcolepsy Gélineau's original disease model was shown to be… CONTINUE READING
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