Asked by Rachel Thompson on Feb 18, 2024

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Explain restless legs syndrome (RLS)and its diagnostic criteria under the DSM-5.

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

Creeping, crawling, tingling, itching sensations in the legs that are prominent enough to interfere with sleep.

  • Familiarity with the diagnostic criteria for RLS according to the DSM-5.
  • Knowledge of the prevalence and risk factors associated with RLS.
  • Understanding the definition and symptoms of restless legs syndrome (RLS).
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Taylor Craig

Feb 18, 2024

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▪ RLS is characterized by creeping, crawling, tingling, itching sensations in the legs that are prominent enough to keep one awake.One feels as though they just have to move their legs.The sensations may go away after walking, but may soon return.
▪ In order to be diagnosed with RLS, the DSM-5 stipulates that the symptoms must be frequent and severe enough to significantly interfere with sleep and cause fatigue, mental health problems, and difficulty functioning.