Restless Leg Syndrome: How to Diagnose, Evaluate & Treat

Restless leg syndrome is a common neurological condition, which can be easily missed or misdiagnosed as insomnia. On the other hand, most antidepressants and antipsychotics can cause restless leg symptoms.

For this reason, understanding how to diagnose, evaluate and treat restless leg syndrome is of clinical relevance for every medical practitioner. 

Psychiatry Education forum Academy’s next video discussion will focus on this clinically relevant topic:

This video presentation will be summarized in the following sections:

  1. How to Diagnose?

  2. What can cause this: Etiology?

  3. How to Evaluate: Rule these out first?

  4. How to Differentiate from Peripheral neuropathy & Akathisia?

  5. Laboratory Evaluation for Iron Deficiency Anemia.

  6. Treatment Options: Iron Supplementation.

  7. Non-pharmacological treatment options for RLS.

  8. Treatment of Intermittent, Daily & Refractory RLS.

  9. Medications Evidence for moderate and severe RLS.

  10. Management of RLS with depression and anxiety.

Let’s begin by answering this question:

Welcome to your RLS

Which of the following lab results are diagnostic for iron deficiency anemia?

This slide from the presentation will answer the answer:



This is a closed membership for medical professionals only.

  • 30+ Courses/Sections: Each chapter within these sections is of direct clinical relevance for your daily practice. 
  • Journal Club: we will post the most recently published psychiatry articles relevant to your daily clinical practice.
  • Coffee Club: contain short discussions with clinical experts in the field of psychiatry.
  • Essentials of Inpatient Psychiatry Book: All chapters from this book are included in the academy sections. 
  • Discussion Forum & Community: Connect with other medical professionals and discuss your difficult-to-treat clinical cases.
  • Conference Discounts: Academy members get discounted access at our conferences. 
  • Goal: is to have all important clinically relevant topics in one place for ease of access.

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