Neal F Cook
British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, Vol. 4, Iss. 4, 11 Apr 2008, pp 170 - 176
The complexity of narcolepsy is a challenge to patients and health professionals who wish to achieve optimal management of this condition. This complexity is often associated with the reduced health-related quality of life experienced by those with narcolepsy. The first article in this two-part series considered the definition of narcolepsy and discussed its neuro-pathophysiology (Cook, 2008). This second article focuses on the diagnosis and management of narcolepsy, essential components of care requiring a multiprofessional approach to maximize patient outcomes, coping and health-related quality of life.