The RLS Foundation website The Publications page
of the RLS Foundation website (contains the links that follow and more)Brochures and bulletins from the RLS Foundation:
(these are PDF documents and require Adobe Reader to open; most computers have it but if you don't, you can download it for free from http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html
)Brochure about RLS/WED
called Restless Legs Syndrome: Causes, Diagnosis and TreatmentA Quick Guide to Living with RLS/WED
(formerly the RLS Fact Sheet)Medications for RLS/WEDThings that trigger RLS/WEDAugmentation in RLS/WEDUnderstanding Iron and RLS/WEDDepression and RLS/WEDPain and RLS/WEDChildren and RLS/WEDSurgery and RLS/WEDRLS/WED Patient Sleep DiaryRLS Medical Bulletin (2011 version)
Aimed at healthcare providers, written by physicians, this document is very useful for patients who want to understand the disease. It has an algorithm that helps doctors make appropriate treatment decisions (use in place of the older Mayo Clinic algorithm)Scientific Bulletin
(an example of what goes to the doctors who join the RLS Foundation at the heathcare provider level)Other useful documents and websites:The website for the southern California support group
of the RLS Foundation, maintained by Dr. M. Buchfuhrer, who will answer questions about your particular problems with RLS and provides an archive of previous questions and his answers.Jill Gunzel's website
for non-pharmaceutical aids and for attitudeGood books about RLS/WED:
- A book for physicians who have to treat RLS that is also very informative for patients:
Hening, Buchfuhrer and Lee, 2005. Clinical Management of Restless Legs Syndrome.
An updated (second) edition of this wonderful book is now (2013) available: http://www.pcibooks.com/books/view/46
- A book for physicians or patients:
Chokroverty, 2010. 100 Questions and Answers About Restless Legs Syndrome.
- A book for patients that physicians could also learn from:
Buchfuhrer, Hening, and Kushida, 2007. Restless Legs Syndrome; Coping with Your Sleepless Nights.
- A book for lay people about RLS. This is my favorite to give people when I want them to understand the impact RLS has on one's quality of life: Yoakum, 2006. Restless Legs Syndrome: Relief and Hope for Sleepless Victims of a Hidden Epidemic.
- A collection of technical papers by medical researchers: Hening, Allen, Chokroverty and Earley, 2009. Restless Legs Syndrome. Not for the layman, so you might have to look up some terms, or read things a few times before they make sense. But it's a pretty cool compilation of recent research.
If you would like to add something to the list, or if you find a broken link, please let us know!
edited by Ann 2012
Ann - Take what you need, leave the rest
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