A striking response to lithium in Kleine-Levin syndrome

Olafur Sveinsson*

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Kleine-Levin syndrome (KLS) is an episodic hypersomnia with cognitive disturbances such as confusion, apathy, and derealization. Hyperphagia and hypersexuality occur in around 50% of cases. No evidence-based treatments have been established for KLS. Many drugs have been tried, most often with little success. Here, a case with a striking response to lithium is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberArticle 33
JournalFrontiers in Neurology
Volume5 MAR
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Other keywords

  • Cognitive disorders
  • Hypersomnia
  • Hypothalamus
  • Kleine-Levin syndrome
  • Lithium


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