Hypersomnia Topic Guide
Hypersomnia: Hypersomnia is a condition characterized by episodes of prolonged nighttime sleep or excessive daytime sleepiness. Symptoms include anxiety, increased irritation, decreased energy, slow thinking, slow speech, loss of appetite, and more. Causes of hypersomnia include other sleep disorders, physical problems such as tumor or head trauma, medications, medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis, depression, epilepsy, obesity, and encephalitis, and genetic predisposition. Treatment for hypersomnia is generally with medication and changes in behavior.
Antidepressants There are many types of depression such as clinical depression, major depression, seasonal affective depression, dysthymia, and bipolar disorder. There are a variety of depression medications, and their effectiveness may vary from patient to patient. Examples of the types of depression medications include atypical antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), tricyclic antidepressants, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Side effects, drug interactions, and warnings and precautions should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.
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