Restless Legs Syndrome Might Raise Risk of Suicide, Self-Harm

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- People with restless legs syndrome (RLS) have nearly three times the risk of suicide and self-harm, which indicates that there may be a link between the physical condition and mental health. In a new study, Penn State...
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Given the increasing incidence of suicide in the U.S., it is imperative that RLS patients be treated rigorously and their health issues not be dismissed.
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(Reuters Health) - Having a diagnosis of restless legs syndrome may also signal an increased risk for self-harm, suicidal thoughts and suicide, a study based on U.S. insurance claims suggests.
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IMPORTANCE: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common neurologic disorder that has been previously found to be associated with higher odds of suicidal ideation. In the context of the increasing suicide rate in the United States, the evidence regarding the a...
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Significant link persisted after excluding those with chronic conditions such as depression, insomnia
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People with restless legs syndrome (RLS) have nearly three times the risk of suicide and self-harm, which indicates that there may be a link between the physical condition and mental health.
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MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 -- Individuals with restless legs syndrome (RLS) have an increased risk for suicide and self-harm, according to a study published online Aug. 23 in JAMA Network Open. Sheng Zhuang, M.D., from The Second Affiliated Hospital of...
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People with restless legs syndrome have nearly three times the risk of suicide or self-harm, even if they didn't have underlying conditions like depression, diabetes and insomnia, according to a new study.
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DiscussionThis trial will add new information to the body of knowledge concerning the treatment of insomnia in patients with depression. Thereby, the results will inform decision makers on the utility of acute aerobic exercise.Trial registrationClinicaltrials.gov,NCT03673397. Protocol version 1 registered on 17 September 2018.
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ConclusionsDifferent patterns of sleep disturbances are observed in HD patients: insomnia, difficulties in falling asleep, frequent nocturnal awakenings, and excessive daytime sleepiness are the most common sleep problems reported by patients with HD. In several HD studies, specific changes in sleep architecture and in circadian melatonin secretion were identified in laboratory testing.Sleep disorders in HD have diverse and complex determinants, the most significant of which includes damage to brain areas that are responsible for the proper sleep pattern and circadian rhythm regulation. Sleep and circadian rhythm disorders...
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