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Narcolepsy (cont.)

Medical Treatment

The main focus of medical treatment is symptomatic relief of excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy with stimulants of the central nervous system and antidepressants. Stimulants increase wakefulness, vigilance, and performance, while antidepressants reduce cataplectic attacks.

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