A Clinical Guide

  • Meeta Goswami
  • S. R. Pandi-Perumal
  • Michael J. Thorpy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Etiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eric A. Nofzinger
      Pages 39-43
  3. Clinical Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 46-46
    2. Lauren Hale
      Pages 47-53
    3. Suresh Kotagal, Shalini Paruthi
      Pages 55-67
    4. Hrayr Attarian
      Pages 69-76
    5. Yves Dauvilliers, Giuseppe Plazzi
      Pages 77-85
    6. Armando D’Agostino, Ivan Limosani
      Pages 87-97
    7. Giuseppe Plazzi, Yves Dauvilliers
      Pages 99-103
    8. Lori A. Panossian, Alon Y. Avidan
      Pages 105-113
    9. Aurélie Ponz, Sophie Schwartz
      Pages 115-124
    10. Michael Schredl
      Pages 125-127
    11. J. F. Pagel, Lawrence Scrima
      Pages 129-134
    12. T. Kanbayashi, M. Nakamura, T. Shimizu, S. Nishino
      Pages 135-165
  4. Psychosocial Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 180-180
    2. Gila Lindsley
      Pages 205-215
    3. Claire EHM Donjacour, Monique AJ Mets, Joris C Verster
      Pages 217-221
    4. Christian Bellebaum, Irene Daum
      Pages 223-229
    5. Francesca Ingravallo, Giuseppe Plazzi
      Pages 231-237
    6. John Shneerson
      Pages 239-247
  5. Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 250-250
    2. Seiji Nishino, Nozomu Kotorii
      Pages 251-265
    3. Meredith Broderick, Christian Guilleminault
      Pages 301-311
    4. Renee Monderer, Shelby Freedman Harris, Michael J. Thorpy
      Pages 313-322
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 323-330

About this book


This interdisciplinary volume brings together many of the world’s leading clinicians and researchers to discuss current and anticipated developments in the understanding of narcolepsy.

The volume is broadly divided into four main sections: Section I: Etiology; Section II: Clinical Considerations; Section III: Psychosocial considerations; and Section IV: Management. The areas covered include findings from research investigations on the genetic predisposition and pathophysiology, psychosocial aspects, and clinical management of narcolepsy by means of pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods. Special attention is paid to the translational aspects of narcolepsy.

This volume is suitable for sleep disorders specialists and researchers, psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, social workers, behavioral scientists, graduate medical students, and any professionals and researchers interested in the interdisciplinary area of sleep medicine.

Key Features

· Focus on issues faced in day-to-day clinical settings – helps to inform and change clinical practice

· Chapters address both clinical and research basis – highlights potential areas of future research

· Interdisciplinary and translational approach – suitable for a wide range of clinicians and biomedical professionals

Meeta Goswami, BDS, PhD, MPH, has been the director of the Narcolepsy Institute since its inception in 1985 and serves as an Assistant Professor of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her general area of research interest includes narcolepsy and psychosocial issues.

S.R. Pandi-Perumal, M.Sc, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Somnogen Inc, a New York Corporation. He is a well-recognized sleep researcher both nationally and internationally, and has authored many publications. His general area of research interest includes sleep and biological rhythms. He is a well-known editor in the field of sleep medicine and has edited over 15 volumes dealing with various sleep-related topics.

Michael J Thorpy, MD, has won many awards for his research including one of the sleep field's highest honors: the Nathaniel Kleitman Award. He is a well-published researcher and a board-certified sleep physician. He serves as a Professor of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Director of the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Meeta Goswami
    • 1
  • S. R. Pandi-Perumal
    • 2
  • Michael J. Thorpy
    • 3
  1. 1.Narcolepsy InstituteMontefiore Medical CenterBronxU.S.A.
  2. 2.Dept. PharmacologyColumbia UniversityNew YorkU.S.A.
  3. 3.Sleep-Wake Disorders CenterMontefiore HospitalBronxU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-0853-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-0854-4
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