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How do other illnesses affect night terrors?

Adults with a history of mental illness may be more likely to have night terrors. People with other underlying conditions, such as stroke, migraine, seizures, hyperthyroidism, head injuries, and sleep apnea, may also be at greater risk. Taking certain medications for illnesses or having a fever may also bring them on.

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How are night terrors diagnosed?
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What causes night terrors?
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It is not clear exactly what causes night terrors, but several factors seem to lead to them. Und...
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How are night terrors treated?
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How should I talk to my child's school about their night terrors?
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