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Summary of “Establishing the Objective Sleep Phenotype in Hypersomnolence Disorder [IH] with and without Comorbid Major Depression”

David Plante, MD, PhD, HF MAB member It can be challenging for doctors to distinguish between idiopathic hypersomnia and depression. It is also possible for one patient to have both conditions. Researchers are looking for better ways to tell the difference between the two so...

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Article Summary: Khan Z, Trotti LM. “Central Disorders of Hypersomnolence: Focus on the Narcolepsies and Idiopathic Hypersomnia.”

    This article reviews three central disorders of hypersomnolence (CDH), which include narcolepsy type 1, narcolepsy type 2, and idiopathic hypersomnia. The main symptom patients experience in all three of these disorders is excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), which cannot be explained by other medical conditions or...

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Sleep-Wake Disturbance Following a Traumatic Brain Injury

Background According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 2 million people in the United States suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year. Most people with a TBI will also experience a sleep-wake disturbance (a real or perceived change in night-time sleep with resulting daytime...

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