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Cataplexy is a medical condition which often affects people who have narcolepsy, sleep attacks, sleep paralysis, hypnagogic hallucinations, and disturbed night-time sleep. Cataplexy is sometimes confused with epilepsy, where a series of flashes or other stimuli cause superficially similar seizures. It can also present as a side effect of SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome.

It is a rare disease (prevalence of fewer than 5 per 10,000 in the community), but frequently affects people who have narcolepsy, a disorder whose principal signs are EDS (Excessive Daytime Sleepiness), sleep attacks, sleep paralysis, hypnagogic hallucinations and disturbed night-time sleep.

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National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation

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