Hypersomnia, An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics - E-Book

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Jun 11, 2012 - Medical - 241 pages
Excessive Sleepiness, or hypersomnia, is one of the most common sleep complaints. In this issue, Dr. Alon Avidan of UCLA brings together a set of articles that offer a completely updated overview of hypersomnia, from neurophysiology of sleepiness and wakefulness to quality of life issues and public health. The main focus of the issue is the diagnosis and treatment of hypersomnia, including objective and subjective measurement of sleepness, biomarkers of sleepiness, narcolepsy, and hypersomnia in medical, neurological and psyhchiatric comorbidities. Excessive sleepiness among specific patient populations (children, elderly) and periodic hypersomnia are discussed. Pharmacotherapy of hypersomnia is given special attention, as are behavioural treatments.
 

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Contents

Hypersomnia
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Hypersomnia
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Chapter 1 Neurophysiology and Neurochemistry of Hypersomnia
179
Chapter 2 Differential Diagnosis of Hypersomnias
191
Chapter 3 Physical Examination of the Patient with Hypersomnia
205
Chapter 4 Objective and Subjective Measurement of Excessive Sleepiness
219
Chapter 5 Neurochemistry and Biomarkers of Narcolepsy and Other Primary and Secondary Hypersomnias
233
Chapter 6 Primary and Secondary Neurogenic Hypersomnias
249
Chapter 10 KleineLevin Syndrome
303
Chapter 11 Behaviorally Induced Insufficient Sleep
313
Chapter 12 Behavioral Management of Hypersomnia
325
Chapter 13 Pharmacotherapy of Excessive Sleepiness
333
Chapter 14 Quality of Life in Narcolepsy
341
Chapter 15 Inappropriate Situational Sleepiness and the Law
353
Chapter 16 Hypersomnia in Older Patients
365
Chapter 17 Hypersomnia in Children
379

Chapter 7 Narcolepsy
263
Chapter 8 Idiopathic Hypersomnia
283
Chapter 9 Comorbidities of Central Nervous System Hypersomnia
291

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