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Diagnosis of Narcolepsy
by Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD
If you have classic symptoms of narcolepsy, such as involuntary sleep attacks and weakness attacks, the diagnosis of your disorder may be simple. If your doctor isn’t sure whether your symptoms are caused by narcolepsy, other tests may be ordered, such as:
Narcolepsy. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116132/Narcolepsy. Updated January 4, 2016. Accessed May 18, 2016.
Narcolepsy. American Sleep Association website. Available at: https://www.sleepassociation.org/patients-general-public/narcolepsy. Updated September 2007. Accessed May 18, 2016.
Narcolepsy fact sheet. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at:
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Updated April 6, 2016. Accessed May 18, 2016.
Last reviewed May 2016 by Michael Woods, MD
Last Updated: 5/20/2015
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