Night Terrors

Pavor nocturnus (night terror, sleep terror) is a parasomnia disorder characterized by panicky awakening, fear and signs of autonomic arousal (tachypnea, flushing, diaphoresis, tachycardia).

Night Terrors is triggered by mental processes.

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References

  • A polysomnographic and clinical report on sleep-related injury in 100 adult patients - CH Schenck, DM Milner, TD Hurwitz - Am J , 1989 - Am Psychiatric Assoc
  • Autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy a distinctive clinical disorder - IE Scheffer, KP Bhatia, I Lopes-Cendes, DR Fish - Brain, 1995 - Oxford Univ Press
  • Biopsychobehavioral correlates of insomnia. II. Pattern specificity and consistency with the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory - A Kales, AB Caldwell, CR Soldatos - Psychosomatic , 1983 - Am Psychosomatic Soc
  • A psychophysiological study of nightmares and night terrors: I. Physiological aspects of the stage 4 night terror - C Fisher, E Kahn, A Edwards - The Journal of nervous , 1973 - journals.lww.com


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