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Somnambulism (Sleepwalking) Summary

Description: A parasomnia characterized by a partial arousal that occurs during stage IV of non-REM sleep. Affected individuals exhibit semipurposeful behaviors such as ambulation and are difficult to fully awaken. Children are primarily affected, with a peak age range of 4-6 years.

Also Known As: Sleepwalking; Sleep Walking; Sleep Walking Disorder; Sleep Walking Disorders; Wandering, Nocturnal Show All >>

Networked: 126 relevant articles (7 outcomes, 5 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Somnambulism

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Clonazepam (Rivotril) : 1 outcome in 10 results : FDA 16 Generic
  2. quetiapine (Seroquel) : 1 outcome in 5 results : FDA 5
  3. Diazepam (Valium) : 1 outcome in 3 results : FDA 84 Generic
  4. olanzapine (Zyprexa) : 1 outcome in 3 results : FDA 13
  5. Melatonin : 1 outcome in 2 results : IBA
  6. pramipexol (pramipexole) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 1 Generic
  7. Biperiden (Akineton) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 2
  8. Triazolam (Halcion) : 1 study in 4 results : FDA 5 Generic
  9. zaleplon (Sonata) : 1 study in 2 results : FDA 11 Generic
  10. Serotonin 5-HT2 Receptor Antagonists : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Somnambulism

  1. Night Terrors (Sleep Terror)
  2. Parasomnias (Parasomnia)
  3. Schizophrenia (Dementia Praecox)
  4. REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  5. Dementia (Dementias)
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Key Therapies for Somnambulism

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  1. Hypnosis (Mesmerism) : 1 outcome in 7 results
  2. Phototherapy (Light Therapy) : 1 study in 1 result
  3. Witchcraft (Sorceries) : 2 results
  4. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 2 results
  5. Anesthesia : 2 results
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