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Can narcolepsy be prevented?

Because the exact causes of narcolepsy are unknown, there is nothing you can do to prevent it. Narcolepsy may have a genetic component. Seek treatment for your narcolepsy to try to prevent its symptoms from interfering with your life.

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What kind of doctor should I see for my narcolepsy?
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What are the treatment options for narcolepsy?
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