Diagnosis of Narcolepsy
Michael Jubinville, MPH
Sometimes, your doctor can diagnose narcolepsy based on your symptoms. These include sleep or weakness attacks that you can't control. If your doctor isn't sure, you may have some tests:
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Last reviewed June 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrian Preda, MD
Last Updated: 9/5/2018
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