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REM Sleep Behavior Disorder Summary

Description: A disorder characterized by episodes of vigorous and often violent motor activity during REM sleep (SLEEP, REM). The affected individual may inflict self injury or harm others, and is difficult to awaken from this condition. Episodes are usually followed by a vivid recollection of a dream that is consistent with the aggressive behavior. This condition primarily affects adult males. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p393)

Also Known As: Behavior Disorder, REM; Behavior Disorder, Rapid Eye Movement Sleep; REM Behavior Disorder; Behavior Disorders, REM; REM Behavior Disorders Show All >>

Networked: 143 relevant articles (2 outcomes, 9 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Levodopa (L Dopa) : 1 outcome 1 study in 7 results : FDA 31 Generic
  2. Acetylcholinesterase : 1 outcome in 2 results : IBA
  3. donepezil (Aricept) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 18 Generic
  4. Synucleins : 2 studies in 10 results : IBA
  5. Antibodies : 2 studies in 5 results : IBA
  6. Clonazepam (Rivotril) : 1 study in 13 results : FDA 16 Generic
  7. Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors (Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) : 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  8. Carbon Monoxide : 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  9. Blood Proteins (Serum Proteins) : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  10. N 30 : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

  1. Lewy Body Disease (Lewy Body Dementia)
  2. Dementia (Dementias)
  3. Neurodegenerative Diseases (Neurodegenerative Disease)
  4. Sleep Apnea Syndromes (Sleep Apnea)
  5. Somnambulism (Sleepwalking)
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Key Therapies for REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

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  1. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure : 1 study in 1 result
  2. Activities of Daily Living (ADL) : 1 study in 1 result
  3. Denervation : 3 results
  4. Sympathectomy (Sympathectomies) : 2 results
  5. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 2 results
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