Aseara am urmarit o emisiune cu un caz aproape incredibil. O adolescenta suferea de sindromul Sleeping Beauty (Frumoasa Adormita), acest sindrom, o boala foarte rara, se caracterizeaza prin hipersomnolenta, persoana in cauza poate sa doarma ore in sir sa se trezeasca doar pentru a merge la baie sau sa manance, timp in care comportamentul nu este tocmai cel obisnuit al persoanei. Tipa de aseara era foarte ametita si dupa un episod in care a dormit 15h continuu, spunea ca o aude pe mama ei ca prin vis, ii aude vocea ca un chitait, ceea ce ii da o stare extrem de inconfortabila. Dupa o serie de teste facute, s-a constatat ca are o malformatie a lobului temporal care ii afecteaza comportamentul si de asemenea memoria de lunga durata. Deocamdata nu se cunosc cauze concrete care duc la o astfel de boala, de asemenea nici tratament definitiv. Mai multe informatii despre acest sindrom am luat de pe site-ul wikipedia: Kleine-Levin Syndrome
(also known as Sleeping Beauty Syndrome
, or Rip van Winkle disease
) is a neurological disorder
characterized by recurring periods of excessive amounts of sleep
and altered behavior
. At the onset of an episode the patient becomes drowsy and sleeps for most of the day and night (hypersomnolence
), waking only to eat or go to the bathroom. When awake, the patient’s whole demeanor is changed, often appearing “spacey” or childlike. They also experience confusion, disorientation, complete lack of energy (lethargy
), and lack of emotions (apathy
). Individuals are not able to attend school or work or care for themselves. Most are bedridden, tired, and uncommunicative even when awake.
Most patients report that everything seems out of focus, and that they are hypersensitive to noise and light. In some cases, food cravings
(compulsive hyperphagia) are exhibited. Instances of uninhibited hypersexuality
during episodes (mostly males) and instances of depression
(mostly females) have also been reported. Most cases of Kleine-Levin syndrome are seen in teenage boys.
Affected individuals may go for a period of weeks, months or even years without experiencing any symptoms, and then they reappear with little warning. In between episodes those diagnosed with KLS appear to be in perfect health with no evidence of behavioral or physical dysfunction.
The cause of Kleine-Levin syndrome is not known. Thus, family support and education are the best management currently available. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kleine-Levin_syndrome)