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Dopaminergic Therapy of Restless Legs Syndrome

Since Akpinar’s original 1982 report1 on the dramatic effects of levodopa on restless legs syndrome (RLS) symptoms, there have been numerous, independent studies that have validated these findings and that have substantially verified the...

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 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...