Narcolepsy-cataplexy. II. Psychosocial consequences and associated psychopathology.

@article{Kales1982NarcolepsycataplexyIP,
  title={Narcolepsy-cataplexy. II. Psychosocial consequences and associated psychopathology.},
  author={Anthony Kales and Constantin R. Soldatos and Edward O. Bixler and Alex B. Caldwell and Roger J. Cadieux and J M Verrechio and Joyce D. Kales},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={1982},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={
          169-71
        }
}
The emotional and psychosocial correlates of narcolepsy were evaluated in 50 adults who had a current complaint of sleep attacks and cataplexy. The psychosocial consequences of narcolepsy were extensive; most patients reported that the condition seriously affected their interpersonal, marital, work, and social relationships. Many of these consequences were caused by others' misunderstanding of the symptoms of the disorder, which resulted in negative attitudes toward the patients. Th narcoleptic… 
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