Restless Legs Syndrome: Coping with Your Sleepless Nights
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Restless Legs Syndrome: Coping with Your Sleepless Nights

by Mark J. Buchfuhrer, Wayne A. Hening, Clete A. Kushida
     
 

The hallmark of the neurologic disorder RLS is an irresistible urge to move, most commonly at night. Symptoms vary in severity and can result in sleeplessness, fatigue, and impaired function, and can affect families and relationships as well. Written by leaders in this field and sponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, Restless Legs Syndrome explains what is

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Overview

The hallmark of the neurologic disorder RLS is an irresistible urge to move, most commonly at night. Symptoms vary in severity and can result in sleeplessness, fatigue, and impaired function, and can affect families and relationships as well. Written by leaders in this field and sponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, Restless Legs Syndrome explains what is known about RLS, including its causes and manifestations, and what can be done to manage it. Specific chapters cover treatments, including drug and non-pharmalogic therapy, RLS in children, lifestyle changes, resources, and more

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Midwest Book Review
"From three respected leaders in their field... Restless Legs Syndrome is an important key to understanding this condition and resolving many of its problems."-- Midwest Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932603576
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
American Academy of Neurology
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
255
Sales rank:
1,170,229
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Mark J. Buchfuhrer, MD is an attending staff physician at Downey Regional Medical Center, Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital and Long Beach Community Hospital. He served on the Restless Legs Syndrome FoundationÇ Medical Advisory Board from 1996-2005. He is a member of the International RLS Study Group, and the Medical Director of the Southern California RLS Support group. He created and maintains an RLS patient website (www.rlshelp.org)

Wayne A. Hening, MD, PhD is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at MDNJ-RW Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Clete A. Kushida, MD, PhD, is the Director of the Stanford University Center for Human Sleep Research and Associate Professor, Stanford University Medical Center.

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