Does Xyrem influence brain dopamine in patients with narcolepsy?

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), unspecified

Researchers at CAMH are conducting a PET (positron emission tomography) imaging study to examine the effect of Xyrem, a prescription sedative, on brain dopamine in patients with narcolepsy and in healthy controls.

More information may be found at: http://camhstudies.ca/cgi-bin/findCAMHstudy_study.php?d=197

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

19 to 95 years old

Diagnosis of narcolepsy with cataplexy OR healthy control without sleeping disorder

Medically / Physically / Mentally healthy (except for narcolepsy)

Study Tasks

brain imaging
PET scan


REB# 017/2014


PET scan
healthy control
Activity and Time

Health and Wellness, Investigational Medicine

Observational Study, Intervention


2 hour(s) - 10 hour(s) per session

4 session(s)


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Study Address

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Posting date: Nov 4, 2019

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