Restless legs syndrome: Keys to recognition and treatment

Jaime F. Avecillas, Joseph A. Golish, Carmen Giannini, José C. Yataco

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Abstract

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common and clinically significant motor disorder increasingly recognized by physicians and the general public, yet still underdiagnosed, underreported, and undertreated. Effective therapies are available, but a high index of suspicion is required to make the diagnosis and start treatment quickly. We now have enough data to support the use of dopaminergic agents, benzodiazepines, antiepileptics, and opioids in these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)769-787
Number of pages19
JournalCleveland Clinic journal of medicine
Volume72
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2005

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    Avecillas, J. F., Golish, J. A., Giannini, C., & Yataco, J. C. (2005). Restless legs syndrome: Keys to recognition and treatment. Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine, 72(9), 769-787. https://doi.org/10.3949/ccjm.72.9.769