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Doctor insights on: Is Narcolepsy A Type Of Insomnia

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,716 doctors shared insights

Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which a person cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Is OCD a type of psychosis?

Is OCD a type of psychosis?

No! It's bad anxiety: Ocd patient often say things like "i am crazy for washing my hands a thousand times a day." but this is not psychosis. This is a compulsive behavior due to anxious, obsessive thoughts. Ocd symptoms often make no sense to others. They can be excessive and irrational. But their origin is still anxiety. ...Read more

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Bipolar, is that a type of anxiety disorder?

Bipolar, is that  a type of anxiety disorder?

No - Different: These are two different types of problems, although they can occur together. Bipolar disorder has to do with severe and often unpredictable mood swings. Anxiety disorders have to do with a variety of problems that involve excessive worry, fearfulness, or panic. ...Read more

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Is insomnia a symptom of sleep apnea?

Is  insomnia a symptom of sleep apnea?

YES: Insomnia is most often thought of as both a sign and a symptom that can accompany several sleep, medical, and psychiatric disorders characterized by a persistent difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep or sleep of poor quality. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is a delayed sleep phase?

What kind of condition is a delayed sleep phase?

Circadian disorder: Delayed sleep phase syndrome (dsps) is partly a genetic condition that results in the delayed timing of sleep with respect to the signal generated by the endogenous biological clock. One's habitual schedule of exposure to light and dark can contribute to and maintain dsps. Moving one's wake-up time earlier by increments each day, evening melatonin, or morning bright light can ameliorate dsps. ...Read more

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Is there a type of seasonal depression that can occur daily?

Is there a type of seasonal depression that can occur daily?

Yes - SAD: Sad - seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that varies with the season. It is typically associated with colder/less sunny times of year. During the episodes of depression - it is likely to be present daily. ...Read more

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What is a type of bipolar disorder with predominantly depressive symptoms?

That could be: Most of them- bipolar i, bipolar ii, bipolar disorder not otherwise specified and most other variants. ...Read more

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Is daytime sleepiness a sign of depression?

Is daytime sleepiness a sign of depression?

Possibly: My first response to your question is a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea. Many of my depressed patients continue to have daytime sleepiness and turn out to have a sleep disorder which requires a sleep study to diagnose. ...Read more

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Is bed wetting a symptom of major dyslexia?

Is bed wetting a symptom of major dyslexia?

No: They are not related that I am aware. Bed wetting occurs in many without dyslexia and is normal. There is often a first degree relative (mom, dad, uncles, etc) who wet the bed. Most kids outgrow it by 9-10. After age 7, a bed wetting alarm can be very helpful in resolving the problem. ...Read more

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Is anorexia a type of suicide?

Is anorexia a type of suicide?

Not intentionally: Most people with anorexia are not overtly trying to kill themselves, although that could be the end result. Usually the goal is to have extreme control over weight and appearance. Perception of how "fat" or thin they are is often severely disturbed. ...Read more

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Is breathlessness a symptom of sleep deprivation?

Is breathlessness a symptom of sleep deprivation?

Breathlessness: Not usually due to sleep deprivation, but there are a number of causes including anemia, allergies, asthma or even sleep apnea. If you are having trouble breathing then you should see your doctor, there are tests he or she can perform. ...Read more

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Is there a type of alprazolam for kids?

Is there a type of alprazolam for kids?

No, there is not: There is no specific kiddie xanax (alprazolam). It is not officially approved for use in children. There is a liquid xanax (alprazolam), however, and an orally disintegrating form as well. . Child psychiatrists most certainly use this in their practices as well, but there is no specifically "child" form. Thanks for asking the question. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a seizure in newborn, how it is different from REM sleep?

Symptoms of a seizure in newborn,  how it is different from REM sleep?

Variable!: Normal birth and delivery? If in doubt discuss with your pediatrician new born has very prolonged periods of rem , seizures are short lived events, as a rule? ...Read more

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Is the sleeping disorder insomia a disability?

Is the sleeping disorder insomia a disability?

Insomnia: The diagnosis of just insomnia will not normally qualify for disability, but may co-exist with other serious sleep/medical issues of disability. How severe the insomnia is often gives clues for further evaluation by a sleep study. if you can provide more details about the actual symptoms I can assist more. ...Read more

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Is phentermine a kind of barbiturate?

No: No. It's a sympathomimetic, but the exact mechanism of action is unknown. ...Read more

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Narcolepsy (Definition)

A condition characterized by extreme sleepiness every few hours during the day, and ...Read more