© 2016


A Clinical Guide

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Etiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Shahrad Taheri
      Pages 3-10
    3. Michihiro Mieda, Takeshi Sakurai
      Pages 11-23
    4. Birgitte Rahbek Kornum
      Pages 25-33
  3. Clinical Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Lauren Hale, Stanford Guan, Erin Emanuele
      Pages 37-43
    3. Shalini Paruthi, Suresh Kotagal
      Pages 51-67
    4. Natalie Cornay-Manalo, Hrayr Attarian
      Pages 69-80
    5. Armando D’Agostino, Ivan Limosani
      Pages 81-93
    6. Takashi Kanbayashi, Aya Imanishi, Yuki Ohmori, Yohei Sagawa, Yuya Takahashi, Mayu Omokawa et al.
      Pages 95-128
    7. Lori A. Panossian, Alon Y. Avidan
      Pages 147-159
    8. Rosa Peraita-Adrados, Franciso J. Martínez-Orozco
      Pages 161-175
    9. Jordan N. O’Byrne, Ali Salimi, Thien Thanh Dang-Vu
      Pages 177-191
  4. Psychosocial Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Gila Lindsley
      Pages 217-231
    3. Christian Bellebaum, Irene Daum
      Pages 233-243

About this book


This comprehensive resource covers the current thoughts and trends on narcolepsy, as well as cutting-edge evidence-based research.  Updates from the previous edition include advances in diagnostic guidelines, treatments, protocols and clinical and psychosocial considerations.  Aspects of narcolepsy relating to sleep medicine, neurology, psychiatry and public health are featured throughout the text.  Narcolepsy, 2nd Edition provides clinicians and allied health professionals with patient management modalities, clinical and quality of life issues and best practices for health care delivery.


Hypersomnia Intimacy Narcolepsy Orexin (Hypocretin) Pediatrics Psychosocial genetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Meeta Goswami
    • 1
  • Michael J. Thorpy
    • 2
  • S.R. Pandi-Perumal
    • 3
  1. 1.Montefiore Medical Center Narcolepsy InstituteBronxUSA
  2. 2.Montefiore Hospital Sleep-Wake Disorders CenterBronxUSA
  3. 3.Somnogen Canada IncPresident and Chief Executive OfficerTorontoCanada

About the editors

Meeta Goswami, BDS, MPH, PhD, Director, Narcolepsy Institute, Montefiore Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Bronx, New York, USA

Michael J. Thorpy, MD, Director, Sleep-Wake Disorders Center, Montefiore Medical Center, Professor of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA


S. R. Pandi-Perumal, Somnpogen Canada Inc, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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“The purpose is to present the current understanding of the etiology, presentation, and treatment of narcolepsy. … This book will benefit primary care physicians, sleep professionals, neurologists, psychiatrists, and pediatricians, as well as psychologists, social scientists, and nurses. It will be of interest to anyone involved in research or caring for this patient population. … This is a thorough, in-depth reference with up-to-date information on the etiology, presentation, psychosocial complications, and treatment of this illness.” (Michael Easton, Doody’s Book Reviews, July, 2016)