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RIVERA-BEDOYA ME, Mónica Evelin  y  NAVIA-BUENO M D P, María del Pilar. Willis-ekbom's disease a case report. Cuad. - Hosp. Clín. [online]. 2020, vol.61, n.1, pp. 107-113. ISSN 1562-6776.

Abstract REM sleep disorders, are of high prevalence in our environment, are usually manifested in comorbidity with affective disorders such as anxiety and depression. Depending on the symptomatology of the patient, the affectation can affect their quality of life, in our environment there are frequent panic crises and sleep disorders culturally recognized as coming from spells or curses, which, when not being treated with good results, seek an answer in the medical field postponing the intervention in the case evaluated. The present case describes the symptoms experienced by a male adult, with a picture that impresses with his symptomatic description of a purely urological origin, which was assessed in integrity with their respective laboratory and laboratory results. It refers to different specialties and finally to psychiatry. where the diagnostic conclusión of Willis-Ekbom disease, REM sleep disorder and generalized anxiety disorder with panic crisis is reached, specific treatment is performed, with favorable results and periodic follow-up.

Palabras clave : Willis-Ekbom disease; REM sleep disorders; Psychiatric comorbidity.

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