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Central disorders of hypersomnolence: diagnostic discrepancies between military and civilian sleep centers - PubMed

Central disorders of hypersomnolence: diagnostic discrepancies between military and civilian sleep centers - PubMed

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https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35855527/

doi: 10.5664/jcsm.10144. Online ahead of print. 1 Sleep Disorders Center, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. 2 Department of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD. 3 Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD.


Conclusions: Civilian sleep specialists were twice as likely to diagnose central disorders of hypersomnolence compared to military specialists. Raising awareness about this discrepancy is critical given the occupational and patient care-related implications of misdiagnoses.