I'm sorry if this was mentioned in another post, but did anyone read about this yet? I think it lends support to maybe changing the standard algorithm of treating depression first before narcolepsy, because SSRIs and other anti-depressants are going to do much if low hypocretin is making you unhappy. I don't know if anyone would feel comfortable with this, but if anyone has experience with alcohol and other substances, would you be willing to share if you had problems with abuse or not? It'd be an interesting informal poll. From how I'm reading it, I get the impression that just addiction rates were lower for people with narcolepsy, not necessarily substance abuse of binging (so, maybe fewer of them get addicted, but there are similar rates compared to the general population of binging/other abuse problems without addiction).
I don't have narcolepsy, by the way; I've had most symptoms and had a MSLT that was inconclusive (four or five sleep on naps, only one with REM), but symptoms seem milder than in the past. If I get insurance again, I might try for a sleep study just to know.
I also believe that the algorithms for diagnosing N are currently flawed (or, at least that many health care providers don't know enough about it to diagnose it properly). Anyway, what are everyone's thoughts?