Narcolepsy type 1
Synonyms: Gélineau disease | Narcolepsy-cataplexy
A rare neurologic disease characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness associated with uncontrollable sleep urges and cataplexy (sudden loss of muscle tone while awake often triggered by pleasant emotions).
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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version December 2023
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Narcolepsy type 1?
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COMBINEDBrain is a consortium for outcome measures and biomarkers for neurodevelopmental disorders. We are collaborating to cure rare, non-verbal brain disorders.
We are an organization created by parents of children diagnosed with rare forms of Epilepsy and Autism as a result of a change in the SCN2A gene. Our vision is to find effective treatments and a cure for SCN2A related disorders. Our mission is to improve the lives of those affected by SCN2A related disorders through research, public awareness, family support and patient advocacy.
The Hypersomnia Foundation engages, informs and champions our global community to improve the lives of people with idiopathic hypersomnia and related sleep disorders.
Moonshots for Unicorns
Curing single-gene disorders
To fund research for treatment and/or a cure for CASK Gene Disorder
Wake Up Narcolepsy
Wake Up Narcolepsy is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization that seeks to raise awareness, bringing direction to the search for a cure while providing a strong community of support.
For a list of clinical trials in this disease area, please click here.