Parental Fitness Questioned on the Grounds of Narcolepsy: Presentation of Two Cases
We report two cases of fathers whose parental fitness was questioned during divorce and custody litigation because of narcolepsy type 2 and type 1, respectively. These cases highlighted both the existence of a narcolepsy-related stigma and the need to involve sleep experts in custody assessments when concerns about the parental fitness are related to a sleep disorder, expanding the field of interest of the growing “sleep forensics.”
Barbero L, Govi A, Pizza F, Plazzi G, Ingravallo F. Parental fitness questioned on the grounds of narcolepsy: presentation of two cases. J Clin Sleep Med. 2017;13(8):1017–1018.
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