Psychogenic Hypersomnia is characterized by multiple sleep episodes in a day or sleep of unusual duration brought on by psychological factors such as an escape mechanism to avoid unpleasant psychological stimuli or conditions.

PSYCHOGENIC HYPERSOMNIA: "Beatrice spent many hours asleep after the death of her husband. It was difficult for her family to find her awake. She may have had psychogenic hypersomnia."
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