Life events in the year preceding the onset of narcolepsy.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_2F4BFA35588C
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Life events in the year preceding the onset of narcolepsy.
Journal
Sleep
Author(s)
Orellana C., Villemin E., Tafti M., Carlander B., Besset A., Billiard M.
ISSN
0161-8105[print], 0161-8105[linking]
Publication state
Published
Issued date
12/1994
Volume
17
Number
8 Suppl
Pages
S50-S53
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Comparative Study ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
A multifactorial etiology for narcolepsy has been postulated, stressing the importance of environmental factors in the clinical onset of the condition. Our study evaluated the occurrence of stressful life events in the year preceding the onset of narcolepsy. Fifty narcoleptic and 50 control subjects completed a life event questionnaire (the Schedule of Recent Experiences). The proportion of narcoleptic subjects reporting the presence of life events in the year preceding the onset of narcolepsy was significantly greater than the proportion of control subjects reporting life events in the corresponding year. Moreover the weight of life events was increased in narcoleptic subjects in comparison with controls. In conclusion life events seem to be increased in narcoleptic subjects in the year preceding the onset of their condition. However a number of other factors could not be taken into consideration, which limits the full significance of these data.
Keywords
Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Catalepsy, Female, Humans, Life Change Events, Male, Middle Aged, Narcolepsy/etiology
Pubmed
Web of science
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20/08/2019 13:13
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