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Restless legs syndrome: diagnostic criteria, special considerations, and epidemiology. A report from the restless legs syndrome diagnosis and epidemiology workshop at the National Institutes of…
Restless legs syndrome/Willis-Ekbom disease diagnostic criteria: updated International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group (IRLSSG) consensus criteria--history, rationale, description, and…
Toward a better definition of the restless legs syndrome
- A. Walters, M. Aldrich, M. Zucconi
- MedicineMovement disorders : official journal of the…
- 1 September 1995
Features commonly seen in RLS include sleep disturbance, periodic limb movements in sleep and similar involuntary movements while awake, a normal neurological examination in the idiopathic from, a tendency for the symptoms to be worse in middle to older age, and, in some cases, a family history suggestive of an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance.
Exercise improves behavioral, neurocognitive, and scholastic performance in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
The visual scoring of sleep and arousal in infants and children.
- M. Grigg‐Damberger, D. Gozal, C. Iber
- Medicine, PsychologyJournal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM…
- 15 March 2007
The Pediatric Task Force provides an evidence-based review of the age-related development of the polysomnographic features of sleep in neonates, infants, and children, assessing the reliability and validity of these features, and assessing alternative methods of measurement.
Restless Legs Syndrome: Prevalence and Impact in Children and Adolescents—The Peds REST Study
- D. Picchietti, R. Allen, A. Walters, J. Davidson, A. Myers, L. Ferini-Strambi
- Medicine, PsychologyPediatrics
- 1 August 2007
These population-based data suggest that restless legs syndrome is prevalent and troublesome in children and adolescents, occurring more commonly than epilepsy or diabetes.
Further studies on periodic limb movement disorder and restless legs syndrome in children with attention‐deficit hyperactivity disorder
- D. Picchietti, Donna J. Underwood, W. Hening
- Medicine, PsychologyMovement disorders : official journal of the…
- 1 November 1999
Nine children with ADHD who had a PLMS index of >5 per hour of sleep had a long‐standing clinical history of sleep onset problems and/or maintenance problems thus meeting the criteria for Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD).
The treatment of restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder. An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Review.
- W. Hening, R. Allen, C. Earley, C. Kushida, D. Picchietti, M. Silber
- Medicine, PsychologySleep
- 1 November 1999
A task force consisting of six authors reviewed the published literature on the therapy of the restless legs syndrome or periodic limb movements in sleep available in indices through April, 1998.…
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder and Restless Legs Syndrome in Children With Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- D. Picchietti, S. England, A. Walters, Kevin Willis, T. Verrico
- Psychology, MedicineJournal of child neurology
- 1 December 1998
It is proposed that the sleep disruption associated with periodic limb movement disorder and restless Legs syndrome and the motor restlessness of restless legs syndrome while awake could contribute to the inattention and hyperactivity seen in a subgroup of ADHD-diagnosed children.
Restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movements in sleep, and depression.
The relationship appears complex, with overlap between RLS- and depression-related symptoms confounding the issue, and a specific treatment approach is proposed to patients with RLS and depression symptoms.