FATAL FAMILIAL INSOMNIA

is a medical autosomal dominant genetic disorder which is caused by a DNA mutation of the prion protein which is found most notably in the brain affecting the thalamus giving rise to progressive insomnia and dementia.

FATAL FAMILIAL INSOMNIA: "Individual's who have fatal familial insomnia will have a decreasing cognitive ability as they increase with age and develop dementia."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FATAL FAMILIAL INSOMNIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/fatal-familial-insomnia/ (accessed July 14, 2020).
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