Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Nancy A Bergquist

  • Case Report
    Adult Night Terrors Since Childhood: A Case Report
    Author(s): Bailey A Weidner, Nancy A Bergquist and Tony L BrownBailey A Weidner, Nancy A Bergquist and Tony L Brown

    Confusion exists among medical professionals in differentiating a night terror episode (NTE) from a nightmare and other sleep disorders in adults. NTEs that persist into adulthood are considered rare in the literature. Devastating injuries occur during NTEs reveal the need for further examination of the physical, mental, and emotional impacts on the patient in order to create lasting curative treatment options. Often, adults who are experiencing NTE do not seek medical help until they hurt themselves, someone else, or until they can no longer cope with the overall effects of disrupted sleep. Much of the literature regarding NTEs is focused on children who, while having a higher prevalence of NTEs, ultimately outgrow the problem without medical intervention. A female with over 40 years of NTE history is studied and the resulting impact on her life is explored. Precipitating factors suc.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9562.1000346

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