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Night Terrors (Sleep Terror) Summary

Description: A disorder characterized by incomplete arousals from sleep associated with behavior suggesting extreme fright. This condition primarily affects children and young adults and the individual generally has no recall of the event. Episodes tend to occur during stage III or IV. SOMNAMBULISM is frequently associated with this condition. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p391)

Also Known As: Sleep Terror; Sleep Terror Disorder; Pavor Nocturnus; Sleep Terrors; Night Terrors, Adult Show All >>

Networked: 48 relevant articles (4 outcomes, 2 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Night Terrors

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Paroxetine (Paxil) : 1 outcome in 4 results : FDA 17 Generic
  2. Melatonin : 1 outcome in 3 results : IBA
  3. Midazolam (Versed) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 31 Generic
  4. Clonazepam (Rivotril) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 16 Generic
  5. Antidepressive Agents (Antidepressants) : 1 outcome in 2 results : IBA
  6. Bromazepam (Lexotanil) : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  7. N 30 : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  8. Imipramine (Janimine) : 6 results : FDA 46 Generic
  9. N-(4-aminophenethyl)spiroperidol (NAPS) : 3 results : IBA
  10. Diazepam (Valium) : 2 results : FDA 84 Generic
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Diseases Related to Night Terrors

  1. Somnambulism (Sleepwalking)
  2. Parasomnias (Parasomnia)
  3. Sleep Disorders
  4. REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  5. Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders (Insomnia)
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Key Therapies for Night Terrors

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  1. Hypnosis (Mesmerism) : 1 outcome in 5 results
  2. Catheters : 1 result
  3. Chronotherapy : 1 result
  4. Pressure Transducers (Pressure Transducer) : 1 result
  5. Phototherapy (Light Therapy) : 1 result
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