Episode 85: Impact of Narcolepsy on Social Relationship Health in Adolescents


Mind Moments®, a podcast from NeurologyLive®, brings you an exclusive interview with Eric Zhou. [LISTEN TIME: 14 minutes]

Eric Zhou, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School

Eric Zhou, PhD

Episode 85 of the NeurologyLive® Mind Moments® podcast is now live! Scroll down to listen or click here to subscribe on your favorite streaming service.

The Mind Moments® podcast features exclusive interviews with leaders in the field discussing the latest research and disease management strategies across the breadth of neurology, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, dementia, sleep disorders, and more.

Episode 85, "Impact of Narcolepsy on Social Relationship Health in Adolescents," features an exclusive interview with Eric Zhou, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He spoke on a recently conducted study assessing the link between narcolepsy in adolescents and social relationship health. Specifically, he talked about how the sleep disorder impacts mood, physical activities, driving, and other long-term health outcomes, as well as ways we can help adolescents with narcolepsy at the earliest stages.

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The stories featured in this week's Neurology News Minute, which will give you quick updates on the following developments in neurology, are further detailed here:


  • 1:20 – Identified links between narcolepsy and social relationships
  • 3:05 – Long-term impacts of affected mood, physical activities, and driving 
  • 4:15 – Current assessment of narcolepsy in adolescents
  • 5:30 – Neurology News Minute
  • 8:05 – Attempts to prevent narcolepsy at earliest stages
  • 9:15 – Implementing programs in school to help adolescents with narcolepsy
  • 11:20 – Future research on narcolepsy in younger populations

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1. Zhou ES, Revette A, Heckler GK, Worhach J, Maski K, Owens JA. Building a deeper understanding of social relationship health in adolescents with narcolepsy disorder. J Clin Sleep Med. 2023;19(3):491-498. doi:10.5664/jcsm.10372
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