Somnambulism. Clinical characteristics and personality patterns.

  title={Somnambulism. Clinical characteristics and personality patterns.},
  author={Anthony Kales and Constantin R. Soldatos and Alex B. Caldwell and Joyce D. Kales and Frederick J. Humphrey and Dennis S. Charney and Paula K. Schweitzer},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={37 12},
Fifty adults with either a present or past complaint of somnambulism were evaluated to determine the development and clinical course of their disorder as well as their personality patterns. Generally, when sleepwalking was outgrown, its onset was before age 10 years and its termination before age 15 years. Current sleepwalkers, compared with past sleepwalkers, started sleepwalking at a later age, had a higher frequency of events, and had episodes earlier in the night. Their episodes were also… 
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