9 Causes of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

6 Anxiety and Depression

People with anxiety and depression can have restless leg syndrome. Anxiety and depression are associated with the release of various chemical substances in the body, while many others become deficient which may lead to restless legs.

Patients with anxiety or depression who experience any symptoms of RLS are encouraged to seek medical help. These symptoms only improve once the patient gets treatment for the underlying cause i.e. anxiety or depression. Such patients should see a psychologist or psychiatrist as soon as possible.

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Dr. Sannia Iqbal has a Bachelors of Medicine & Bachelors of Surgery (MBBS). She currently works as a GP to increase her clinical experience and skills.


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