Narcolepsy and Mental Health

The consequences of narcolepsy may be many and far-reaching. Cataplexy may interfere with physical activities, and efforts to avoid emotions may lead to social withdrawal. Sleep attacks and cataplexy in public are embarrassing and can cause serious social difficulties.

Inability to work and/or drive may result in loss of independence, financial difficulties and various other problems. In these situations, a person can easily lose touch with others and become depressed.