Narcolepsy in Children is a disorder of the nervous system that causes drowsiness and sleep attacks. While Narcolepsy in Children is not a deadly disease but accidents that occur during an episode can cause injuries or be life-threatening. Some of the common signs and symptoms of Narcolepsy in Children include recurrent need to sleep, decreased consciousness, muscle paralysis and many more.
HOW IS NARCOLEPSY IN CHILDREN DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician/Pediatrics diagnoses Narcolepsy in Children by studying the medical history and conducting a physical examination.
HOW IS NARCOLEPSY IN CHILDREN TREATED?
There is no cure for Narcolepsy in Children, but symptoms may be managed. Prescription medication is available for treating cataplexy, daytime sleepiness and hallucinations. Behavior modification may also help in controlling excessive daytime sleep.
DID YOU KNOW?
Family counseling helps parents deal well with Narcolepsy in Children