Efficacy of lithium treatment in Kleine-Levin syndrome.

@article{Muratori2002EfficacyOL,
  title={Efficacy of lithium treatment in Kleine-Levin syndrome.},
  author={Filippo Muratori and Nicoletta Bertini and Gabriele Masi},
  journal={European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists},
  year={2002},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={
          232-3
        }
}
The Kleine-Levin syndrome (KLS) is characterized by periodic, sudden-onset episodes of hypersomnia, compulsive hyperphagia, and behavioral-emotional symptoms, lasting from a few days to a few weeks, with complete remission in the intercritical periods. We report on efficacy of lithium treatment in a highly recurring form of the disorder in a 17-year-old male adolescent. The decreasing severity of the disorder paralleled the progressive increase of lithium dosage, up to 0.9 mEq l(-1… CONTINUE READING

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