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Parasomnias (Parasomnia) Summary

Description: Movements or behaviors associated with sleep, sleep stages, or partial arousals from sleep that may impair sleep maintenance. Parasomnias are generally divided into four groups: arousal disorders, sleep-wake transition disorders, parasomnias of REM sleep, and nonspecific parasomnias. (From Thorpy, Sleep Disorders Medicine, 1994, p191)

Also Known As: Parasomnia; Benign Neonatal Sleep Myoclonus; Myoclonus, Benign Neonatal Sleep; Sensory Paroxysms, Sleep; Sleep-Related Abnormal Swallowing Syndrome Show All >>

Networked: 83 relevant articles (3 outcomes, 5 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Parasomnias

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Clonazepam (Rivotril) : 1 outcome 1 study in 5 results : FDA 16 Generic
  2. Hypnotics and Sedatives (Sedatives) : 2 studies in 8 results : IBA
  3. Antibodies : 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  4. Anti-Anxiety Agents (Anxiolytics) : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  5. Antigens : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  6. Opioid Analgesics (Opioids) : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  7. nas : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  8. Carbon Monoxide : 6 results : IBA
  9. zolpidem (Ambien) : 6 results : FDA 29 Generic
  10. Melatonin : 5 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Parasomnias

  1. Somnambulism (Sleepwalking)
  2. Night Terrors (Sleep Terror)
  3. Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)
  4. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
  5. Narcolepsy
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Key Therapies for Parasomnias

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  1. Hypnosis (Mesmerism) : 1 outcome 1 study in 7 results
  2. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure : 1 outcome in 4 results
  3. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 1 outcome in 1 result
  4. Phototherapy (Light Therapy) : 2 results
  5. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 2 results
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