Definition of Cataplexy:

An abrupt temporary loss of voluntary muscular function and tone, sometimes evoked by an emotional stimulus such as laughter, pleasure, anger or excitement.

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...the condition
“...The major difference is that CNS patients do not show cataplexy or the presence of dreams (REM sleep) during nap opportunities...”


...the condition
“...Common misconceptions, even among healthcare providers, include beliefs that sleep attacks and cataplexy are manifestations of denial and avoidance, and that symptoms can be controlled with behavioral or psychotherapeutic techniques...”
...recommendation GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate)
“...The most consistent and least controversial effects are improved cataplexy and improved nocturnal sleep disruption with GHB treatment...”
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