Restless legs syndrome is associated with DSM-IV major depressive disorder and panic disorder in the community

Hochang Benjamin Lee, Wayne A. Hening, Richard P. Allen, Amanda E. Kalaydjian, Christopher J. Earley, William W. Eaton, Constantine G. Lyketsos

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Abstract

The authors examined the association between restless legs syndrome (RLS) and DSM-IV major depressive disorder and panic disorder based on Wave III and IV of the Baltimore ECA follow-up study. Of 1071 participants, 1024 completed the RLS Questionnaire and Diagnostic Interview Schedule. Adjusted odds ratio for diagnosis of major depressive disorder (4.7, 95% confidence interval [1.6, 14.5]) and panic disorder (12.9 [3.6, 46.0]) and comorbidity of major depressive disorder and panic disorder (9.7 [1.4, 69.0]) in the past 12 months suggested a strong association between restless legs syndrome and major depressive disorder andlor panic disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-105
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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