Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder caused by the brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally. At various times throughout the day, people with narcolepsy experience fleeting urges to sleep. If the urge becomes overwhelming, individuals will fall asleep for periods lasting from a few seconds to several minutes. In rare cases, some people may remain asleep for an hour or longer. In addition to excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), three other major symptoms frequently characterize narcolepsy: cataplexy, or the sudden loss of voluntary muscle tone; vivid hallucinations during sleep onset or upon awakening; and brief episodes of total paralysis at the beginning or end of sleep. Narcolepsy is not
In his article “Narcolepsy,” Jerome M. Siegel discusses the disease and its possible causes. To begin with, Siegel defines the symptoms and problems associated with the disease. Moreover, he states what exactly the disease is, his research into its causes and effects on the nervous system, and the possibility that the narcolepsy may be an autoimmune disease.
My undergraduate experience was nothing short of enriching and empowering. I transferred to Messiah during my sophomore year and quickly found my passion for accounting. I packed four years of accounting coursework into two and a half years, and managed to graduate a semester early with 150 credits. In February of 2016, I began my career in auditing at a small firm
Being diagnosed with attention deficit disorder has been a major obstacle and inspiration for me. I was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder when I was in first grade; from that time through high school I received services and medication to alleviate its effects. The day I entered college as a first year student I stopped taking that medication and I have never used the services offered at the Office of Students with Disabilities. My goal was to succeed in college on my own. My experiences with my disability have influenced to become a teacher.
I am a senior Accounting major student. I will receive Bachelor of Science- Business degree in May 2014. I am now applying for the graduate degree in Accounting at Clemson University.
Once a human being reaches the age where life’s exasperating questions lie in their own hands, the individual never begins to question the trials and tribulations they will face along the way. From a young age we view the world as a wide open field with ample opportunities. Although, amidst this adoration we fail to recognize the hardships included on the journey towards reaching our dreams. From a young age, I have carried an immense love for infants. As a child every grocery outing, mall adventure, Sunday sermon, and everything in between included a baby doll, dipper bag, and a car seat. With a love this strong one can only come to the conclusion that God had destined my heart for working with infants, particularly in neonatal nursing; however,
Narcolepsy is defined as a lifelong neurological disorder of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep in which the affected individual has attacks of irresistible daytime sleepiness, cataplexy (sudden muscle weakness in response to emotional triggers like surprise, laughter, fright, or anger), hypnagogic hallucinations and sleep paralysis (Wiley). Cataplexy is one of the most common signs of narcolepsy and many investigators argue the presence of cataplexy is required to confirm a diagnosis of narcolepsy. Cataplectic attacks can be elicited easily with canines by emotional stimuli, like food or play. When a cataplectic attack happens the muscles weaken and often the dog collapses. These attacks most often affect the neck, front legs, hind legs, or all
The psychological disorder that I find interesting is Narcolepsy. The disorder is diagnosed by taking several tests, also the doctor will perform a physical exam. Some may require to stay in a sleeping center, where you go through an in-depth analysis of your sleep by sleep specialists. Doctors will ask you for a sleep history also for you to keep a record of your sleep patterns. Various cultures deal with the disorder differently, because they perform many different tests on the disorder. The symptoms vary across cultures, because symptoms are different for different people.
During my senior year of high school I was diagnosed with a rare, incurable, and severely misunderstood neurological disease known as narcolepsy. After more than a decade of fighting debilitating exhaustion, comparable to the fatigue of two to three days of sleep deprivation, my diagnosis came as a frightening relief. While it was comforting to know that there was an explanation for the symptoms I had been experiencing, discovering that the sleep attacks and exhaustion would be something I would have to deal with for the rest of my life was a bit overwhelming.
The biggest obstacle I have had to face in order to succeed, is my mental disability, Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADD. I loathe this term because I think it should be called Attention Surplus Disorder. I have such a short attention span because my brain is always spilling over with information. It feels like there are 100 tabs open in my brain at once. Learning can be such a challenge. Trying to narrow my focus on one of those tabs takes mental tenacity. I am always overwhelmed and typically have such drained energy. This condition, however, has not stopped me from accomplishing my academic, artistic and athletic goals. I am a National Honor Society member with a 3.7 grade average. I play the cello in the chamber orchestra for our school.
My academic goals are to complete my Associate of Arts (A.A.) at Santa Fe College in the major of accounting. Through having completed already a large portion of my A.A. degree I have acquired the fundamental knowledge about accounting such as: how to comprehend and transcribe financial statements, the individual business disciplines and their connection to global industry, basic U.S tax laws for businesses and individuals, and how to apply the conceptual framework and economic reasoning principles in order to solve accounting issues. Furthermore, through the completion of my A.A. my objective includes attending a graduate school for accounting to accumulate knowledge and skills essential for taking the Uniform Certified Public Accounting
I am a sophomore in Pennsylvania State University pursuing a bachelor degree in Accounting and hoping to minor in Finance. I want to use the knowledge I learned from school and apply it to a real-life situation. Through my experience in college,
Throughout my life, I have faced many challenges with having a learning disability. When I was in third grade I was tested to see if I had dyslexia. When the test came back I ended up having dyslexia. It has caused many learning challenges for me throughout my school years. Having to deal with dyslexia daily I know first-hand how difficult it is to complete everyday tasks.
I am currently a junior at Georgia State University, majoring in Accounting and minoring in Spanish. I am in currently taking Principles of Accounting 2 class and it is going well. Another goal that I have doing this semester is applying for internships this summer. My goal is to start gaining experience in the Accounting field. In addition, I plan to use the software called Rosetta Stone to continue to learn about the Spanish language and continue taking Spanish classes at the university to finish my minor.
Pursing a graduate degree in accounting from the Tobin College of Business will help me achieve my goals in life simply because it will facilitate the proper education necessary to advance me academically, professionally, and ethically. I wholeheartedly believe that this program will equip me with an analytical, and vigorous education that will advance my growth towards