Narcolepsy support groups
Victims of narcolepsy are greatly benefited by Patient support groups which help them deal with embarrassment about symptoms that often compelled them to socially isolate themselves.
Many patients are wary of strong emotions and excitement, fearing cataplectic attacks. Misconceptions about the disease due to lack of awareness also causes misjudgment of cataplectic patients. They are thought to be lethargic, without motivation and zest for life.
Such experiences make victims feel awkward and embarrassed. Support groups can go a long way in assisting victims cope with the disorder.
Narcolepsy Internet's Jumpstation – Provides an annotated list of support groups, research, news, and abstracts.
- Narcolepsy Fact Sheet - (http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/narcolepsy/detail_narcolepsy.htm)
- Narcolepsy - (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/narcolepsy/DS00345)
- About Narcolepsy - (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcolepsy)
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