J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.  2010 Dec;14(2):81-85.

The Diagnosis and Management for REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Incheon, Korea. sjcho@gilhospital.com

Abstract

Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is characterized by violent behaviors during sleep, related to loss of REM sleep atonia and enactment of dreams. In this article, clinical characteristics, diagnosis and management of RBD will be reviewed. In the next section, recent studies on relationships between associated neurodegenerative disorders and RBD will be discussed. Clinical implications of idiopathic RBD to potential neurologic disorders, especially synucleinopathy will be presented.

Keyword

REM sleep behavior disorder; Diagnosis; Management; Neurodegenerative disorder
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