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reply Re: sleepwalking , Fabio Piccini , 29 Nov 2003 15:07
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sleepwalking
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Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 14:54:01 +0100
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our son was sleepwalking and it took about 10 min to wake him completely, what could couse this ?
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Re: sleepwalking (Reply to: 18998 from ****** )
From: Fabio Piccini
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 15:07:33 +0100
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Do not worry!

Sleep walking (as well as sleep terrors) is found normally in young children and is associated with psychopathology only if persisting into adulthood.

Typically, this disorder involve a partial arousal from sleep during the first third of the night, in a period characterized by a predominance of the so called "slow wave" sleep.

In sleep walking, the patients become partially aroused and ambulatory; they are typically difficult to awaken and have amnesia for the events.

Most cases won't need any treatment, even if sometimes a psychotherapy directed towards reducing stress and anxiety - all of which are known to exacerbate this disorder - can be useful.

In extreme cases, low dose benzodiazepines (BDZ) are indicated and effective.

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