Nonpharmacological Considerations and Treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome

The nonpharmacological treatment of restless legs syndrome (RLS) should be an essential part of an integrated approach to treating this disorder. For many RLS patients, these treatments can be as effective as medications. Some RLS patients may not need any drug therapy once appropriate…

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Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder in Childhood and Adolescence

Until recently, restless legs syndrome (RLS) was generally believed to be a disorder of adults. However, multiple reports now document the occurrence of RLS, as well as the related problem of periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD), during childhood and adolescence.1-9 A recent population-based…

Assessment of Restless Legs Syndrome Features With Standardized Methods

Diagnostic assessments and evaluation of therapeutic interventions in patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) are almost exclusively based on the patient’s subjective reports and, in part, on their clinical interpretation by experts. Similar to the evaluation of psychiatric disorders like d…