Narcolepsy: The Lancet. (Section 5-8)

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Learning about this sleep disorder, gives society a better understanding of the disorder, and of those who are afflicted with narcolepsy.
Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness and brief lapses into sleep throughout the day (Discovering Psychology Chapter 4 pg.156[4]). The first recorded cases of narcolepsy were noted in medical journals in the 1880’s. The late Jean Baptiste Édouard Gélineau was the first to discover and give the disorder its name(Goodrick, S. (2014). Defining narcolepsy. The Lancet. Neurology, 13(6), 542. doi:10.1016/S1474-4422(14)70108-5[5]). He described the condition as short sleep attacks and somnolence. Gélineau stated the individual would fall sleep for mere seconds or minutes.

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