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The Effect of Atomoxetin Use in the Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder on the Symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome: A Case Report

Baykal, Saliha MD; Karakurt, Melih Nuri MD

doi: 10.1097/WNF.0000000000000203
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Abstract: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is frequently accompanied with sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, periodic limb movement disorder, restless legs syndrome (RLS), and circadian rhythm disorder. We have limited information about the effects of medical therapies used in the treatment of ADHD on RLS. This article discusses the effects of atomoxetine treatment on both disorders in a patient followed by diagnoses of ADHD and RLS.

*Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Namik Kemal University, Tekirdag; and †Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Samsun Mental Health Hospital, Samsun, Turkey.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Melih Nuri Karakurt, MD, Samsun Mental Health Hospital, Unkapani Mah Leventler Sok No. 1 55028 Samsun, Turkey; E-mail: melihnurikarakurt@gmail.com

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

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