Depression and narcolepsy are not always twins. However, depression is the second child of mind who’s first born was narcolepsy. All I mean to say is that a narcolepsy patient does suffer from depression in many cases. When a person losses his or her potential to work and be alert during the day; there is every reason that he or she may become depressed because of the feeling of reduction in the performance ability. This is especially true with the individuals that hold high aim for progress and shine in life.
Ambitious groups and the competent teams are always at higher risk for any mental disorder. This is because they hold maximum expectations and also bring to use their brain to the most extent. Thus, when the potential to work for a person starts falling because of day-time feeling of sleepiness there are reasons that the person may get disturbed and loose his or her potential to enjoy the positive things in life. A patient with narcolepsy can be compared to old people in the community who lose their status of being productive because of health reasons.
We will like to conclude that narcolepsy and depression can both simultaneously affect the life of a patient and the treatment for narcolepsy should be preferential in these cases since depression is the result of narcolepsy. This is true in the case of ambitious individuals.
The following attributes present in a narcolepsy patient can help know that he is also suffering from depression:
1. Feeling of sorrow because of the inability to work.
2. Feeling of sleepiness at the hour of work.
3. Feeling of loss of potential of being productive and alert.
4. Frequent comparison of the work done by self and the colleagues of the same age group.
5. A strong desire to succeed in life and work but feeling of insecurity in the realization of this desire.
6. Feeling of being asleep for longer hours than normal.
7. Understanding the deadlines of work and frequent thoughts of reducing the hours of sleep.
8. A feeling of disgust in the morning, arising from the thought of being asleep for longer hours than normal.
9. Frequent calculation of hours of sleep and comparison of the hours of sleep with those of the family members and friends.
10. Feeling of loss of potential to work and be active.
11. Thinking of ways to stop the process of long hours of sleep.
12. Thinking and feeling a lot about the long hours of sleep and rest.
“It should be noted that antidepressants that induce long hours of sleep can actually cause narcolepsy. The induction of narcolepsy by antidepressants can further aggravate the depressed condition of an ambitious person.”
If depression affects you
Because hands don’t work as they use to,
Then wake up and get treated
There is medication for narcolepsy.