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Outlook for Narcolepsy
Problems in children with narcolepsy include poor school performance, social impairment, ridicule from peers, and dysfunction in other activities of normal childhood development.
Adults often perceive narcoleptic symptoms as embarrassing, and social isolation may result.
Support Groups and Counseling for Narcolepsy
If a person is diagnosed with narcolepsy, he or she can join a support group. By becoming a member of a support group, one gets emotional support from people who are having similar problems. It will alleviate isolation and the feeling that he or she is the only one with the condition.
The Narcolepsy Network can help locate a support group in one's area.
Medically reviewed by Peter O’Connor, MD; American Board of Otolaryngology with subspecialty in Sleep Medicine
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/1/2016
Selim R Benbadis, MD
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