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Symptoms and health-related quality of life

K. Ray Chaudhuri and Sharon Muzerengi

in Restless Legs Syndrome

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ISBN: 9780199234882
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607105 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199234882.003.0004

Series: Oxford Neurology Library

Symptoms and health-related quality of life

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• The diagnosis of RLS is based on satisfying the four essential criteria proposed by the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group (IRLSSG). • Untreated, RLS can cause chronic insomnia, anxiety, and depression and has a negative impact on the quality of life. • Peripheral neuropathy needs to be excluded if the condition is associated with pain.

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Subjects: Neurology

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