REM Sleep Behavior Disorder Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 10, 2019
  • Author: Syed M S Ahmed, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)?

What are the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)?

What are the ICSD-2 diagnostic criteria for REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)?

What causes REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)?

What causes idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)?

What causes secondary REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)?

What is the role of genetics in REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)?

What is the prevalence of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)?

What are the sexual predilections of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)?

Which age group has the highest prevalence of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)?

What is the prognosis of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)?

What is included in patient education about REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)?

What are the differential diagnoses for REM Sleep Behavior Disorder?

Workup

How is REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) diagnosed?

Treatment

How is REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) treated?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)?

Which medications in the drug class Decarboxylase Inhibitors are used in the treatment of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder?

Which medications in the drug class Anxiolytics, Benzodiazepines are used in the treatment of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder?