Understanding Narcolepsy, Part 1: Epidemiology and neurophysiology

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder with significant impact on health-related quality of life. The disorder is often misunderstood, and considerably under-diagnosed. Research over the last ten years has made significant progress in identifying the causes and devising management solutions for this condition. Narcolepsy’s complexity can make the disorder challenging for the individual to manage, requiring neuroscience nurses to be knowledgeable about the condition and its optimal management. This article is the first part of two, focusing on narcolepsy, offering a definition of the disorder, the pathophysiological process of the condition, and how this is manifested in the individual. The second part will focus on diagnosis and management of the condition
LanguageEnglish
Pages108-114
JournalBritish Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
Volume4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

Fingerprint

Narcolepsy
Neurophysiology
Epidemiology
Neurosciences
Nervous System Diseases
Nurses
Quality of Life
Research
Narcolepsy 1

Cite this

@article{3e1bc50b69294fc2988a504977ec8ae0,
title = "Understanding Narcolepsy, Part 1: Epidemiology and neurophysiology",
abstract = "Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder with significant impact on health-related quality of life. The disorder is often misunderstood, and considerably under-diagnosed. Research over the last ten years has made significant progress in identifying the causes and devising management solutions for this condition. Narcolepsy’s complexity can make the disorder challenging for the individual to manage, requiring neuroscience nurses to be knowledgeable about the condition and its optimal management. This article is the first part of two, focusing on narcolepsy, offering a definition of the disorder, the pathophysiological process of the condition, and how this is manifested in the individual. The second part will focus on diagnosis and management of the condition",
author = "Neal Cook",
year = "2008",
month = "3",
language = "English",
volume = "4",
pages = "108--114",
journal = "British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing",
issn = "1747-0307",
number = "3",

}

Understanding Narcolepsy, Part 1: Epidemiology and neurophysiology. / Cook, Neal.

In: British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, Vol. 4, No. 3, 03.2008, p. 108-114.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Understanding Narcolepsy, Part 1: Epidemiology and neurophysiology

AU - Cook, Neal

PY - 2008/3

Y1 - 2008/3

N2 - Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder with significant impact on health-related quality of life. The disorder is often misunderstood, and considerably under-diagnosed. Research over the last ten years has made significant progress in identifying the causes and devising management solutions for this condition. Narcolepsy’s complexity can make the disorder challenging for the individual to manage, requiring neuroscience nurses to be knowledgeable about the condition and its optimal management. This article is the first part of two, focusing on narcolepsy, offering a definition of the disorder, the pathophysiological process of the condition, and how this is manifested in the individual. The second part will focus on diagnosis and management of the condition

AB - Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder with significant impact on health-related quality of life. The disorder is often misunderstood, and considerably under-diagnosed. Research over the last ten years has made significant progress in identifying the causes and devising management solutions for this condition. Narcolepsy’s complexity can make the disorder challenging for the individual to manage, requiring neuroscience nurses to be knowledgeable about the condition and its optimal management. This article is the first part of two, focusing on narcolepsy, offering a definition of the disorder, the pathophysiological process of the condition, and how this is manifested in the individual. The second part will focus on diagnosis and management of the condition

M3 - Article

VL - 4

SP - 108

EP - 114

JO - British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing

T2 - British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing

JF - British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing

SN - 1747-0307

IS - 3

ER -