Ekbom's syndrome


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Ekbom's syndrome

Ekbom's syndrome

See RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME.

Patient discussion about Ekbom's syndrome

Q. i have restless legs at night . could someone help me with what meds i should take

A. I suffered badly from RLS for several years. I then went to see a Neurologist about it. He prescribed a medication for the RLS, and within days the problem was gone. The sense of relief was amazing. However, one has to take the medicine all the time - if I forget to take mine, then the symptoms come back. Nevertheless, it is great to be completely free of the problem !

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When I first wrote about restless legs, or Ekbom's syndrome, I was laughed at.
Delusional parasitosis (DP), also known as Ekbom's Syndrome, is a psychiatric disorder in which patients maintain a fixed false belief that they are infested with parasites, other organisms, or materials.
2) In 1938, Karl Ekbom, a Swedish neurologist, described "delusions of animals on the skin," but his long German description was so cumbersome (Dermatozoenwahn) that the condition was called Ekbom's syndrome instead until 1946, when Wilson and Miller coined "delusion of parasitosis.
Also known as Ekbom's Syndrome, the prevalence for women is twice that for men (Allen & Earley; Glasauer, 2001).
A THERE is a disease called Ekbom's Syndrome that leads to symptoms such as you describe.
Restless legs, sometimes called Ekbom's syndrome affects one in six people and it tends to run in families.