Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Review Article Volume 5 Issue 2

A Review of the Identification and Treatment of Restless Leg Syndrome

Hani Raoul Khouzam1,2*

1Psychiatrist, Mental Health Clinic, VA Central California Health Care System, California, USA
2Health Sciences Clinical Professor, UCSF Fresno Department of Psychiatry, USA

*Corresponding Author: Hani Raoul Khouzam, Psychiatrist, Mental Health Clinic, VA Central California Health Care System, California, USA.

Received: August 23, 2021; Published: January 10, 2022


Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a sensorimotor neurologic and sleep-wake disorder that is commonly associated with involuntary, jerking movements of the legs during sleep which led to significant sleep disturbances. The accurate diagnosis and treatment of RLS would lead to restful sleep restoration and subsequently result in improved quality of life of patients suffering from this disabling condition. This article will review the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of RLS and summarize its various available treatment interventions.

Keywords: Restless Leg Syndrome; Sleep-Wake Disorder; Review; Diagnosis; Treatment


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Citation: Hani Raoul Khouzam. “A Review of the Identification and Treatment of Restless Leg Syndrome”. Acta Scientific Neurology 5.2 (2022): 23-29.


Copyright: © 2022 Hani Raoul Khouzam. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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