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Do night terrors affect children differently than adults?

Night terrors occur more often in children than in adults. They are most common between the ages of 4-12. Children are less likely than adults to remember anything about the episode in the morning. Often, children outgrow the condition without treatment. Adults may benefit from psychotherapy or drug treatment.

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