Sleep Walking

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  • Sleep Walking
    • First 2 hrs of SWS
      • Sudden burst of SWS on EEG
    • Confusion when woken
      • Memory loss
    • 20% in children and 3% in adults
      • Most common from 3-6yrs
    • Freudian
      • Unresolved unconscious conflict
        • Memory loss protects ego
      • ID: libido& thanatos
      • Ego: what makes you yourself
        • Defense mechanisms
          • Repression
          • Denial
          • Reaction formation
      • Superego: moral compass
      • Non falsifiable
        • Makes sense
        • Lacks scientific validity
      • No particular personality type
        • Compulsive types and violent acts
          • Cartwright
    • Genetic
      • Bakwin
        • 19 MZ (47%)
        • 14 DZ (7%)
        • Tendency within families
      • Hublin
        • 1045 MZ and 1899 DZ
        • Questions about sleep walking as child/adult
        • Substantial genetic influence
    • HLA gene
      • Narcolepsy
      • Bassetti
        • 50% sleepwalkers
        • 23% control
        • Holism
          • Nature vs nurture

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