Childhood night terrors and sleepwalking: diagnosis and treatmentJournal: Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (Vol.9, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2017-12-30
Authors : Sachin Ratan Gedam Pradeep S. Patil Imran Ali Shivji;
Page : 73-74
Keywords : Sleep Arousal Disorders. Parasomnias. Behavioural Problems.;
Night terrors and sleepwalking are arousal disorders that occur during the first third of night. Combined existence of sleep disorders are rare phenomenon and found to be associated with behavioural and emotional problems. It becomes difficult to diagnose among sleep disorders and epilepsy is an important differential diagnosis. Management with combined approach of pharmacotherapy and psychological counselling is safe and effective. Here, we present a case of night terrors and sleepwalking to highlight the importance of diagnosis and treatment in this condition. To conclude, all medical professionals need to be aware of different parasomnias and its treatment options.
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