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#1 sk8aplexy

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 06:53 PM

Am sort of curious, for I don't know what reason, as to when the word 'Cataplexy' was defined?

The history of the word?

And/or perhaps more so, as to when around it became relevant to Narcolepsy, unique/rare, and considered one of the 4 tetrad symptoms of Narcolepsy?

 

No idea how to investigate such...

 



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 07:42 PM

This is from the Stanford website on the history of Narcolepsy and Cataplexy

http://med.stanford....psyhistory.html

Cataplexy means "struck down"

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:45 PM

I always thought the "cata" part had something to do with "catatonic".



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:26 PM

there are many words that begin with 'cata'...

I do wish there was a more thorough, or broad, terminology; especially in relation to Cataplexy.  Narcolepsy as well.

Many people seem to confuse so much related to both of the words. 

Using 'severe' along with ... helps, but still leaves a lot out there to be entirely, or completely, misinterpretted and/or/also misunderstood...

 

I do hope such a day comes around that the terminology is updated, upgraded, re-defined and/or simply broadened.