Category: Diseases & Conditions

Restless Legs Syndrome and Psychiatric Disorders

There has always been a close relationship between RLS and psychiatric disorders. As early as the 19th century, Wittmaack observed the co-occurrence of restless legs syndrome (RLS) with depression and anxiety, which he termed...

Restless Legs Syndrome in Neurological Disorders

Despite the importance of genetic factors in restless legs syndrome (RLS), environmental factors and acquired conditions are likely to play major roles in determining which individuals develop RLS. They are likely to also affect...

Restless Legs Syndrome in Medical Disorders

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) has been associated with multiple medical conditions in addition to its association with the neurological conditions discussed earlier. The most noteworthy of these medical conditions are end-stage renal disease (ESRD)...

Restless Legs Syndrome and Pregnancy

Epidemiology A possible relation between restless legs syndrome (RLS) and pregnancy was noted by Mussio-Fournier and Rawak in 1940.1 They reported the occurrence of a symptoms characterized by “pruritus, urticaria and paresthesias”of the lower...