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J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2004 Nov-Dec;40(6):495-500.

Diagnosis of rapid eye movement sleep disorder with electroencephalography and treatment with tricyclic antidepressants in a dog.

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Veterinary Hospital, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA.

Abstract

A 9-month-old, female Labrador retriever mix was presented for two types of seizure-like episodes, one of which occurred only during sleep. The two types of episodes were morphologically distinct. An electroencephalogram (EEG) demonstrated that the sleep-associated episodes occurred during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, supporting a diagnosis of a REM behavior disorder. Based on their morphology and response to antiseizure medications, the waking episodes were diagnosed as seizures. The animal was also diagnosed with an obsessive-compulsive and generalized anxiety disorder. The REM behavior disorder and anxiety-related behaviors improved with tricyclic antidepressant therapy.

PMID:
15533971
DOI:
10.5326/0400495
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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