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VOLUME 16 , ISSUE 3 ( July-September, 2021 ) > List of Articles


Preventive Effect of Lithium on “Kleine–Levin Syndrome”

Javed A Siddiqui, Shazia F Qureshi, Adel Allethey, Talal A Mahfouz

Keywords : Hyperphagia, Hypersexuality, Hypersomnia, Kleine–Levin syndrome, Lithium, Sleeping beauty

Citation Information : Siddiqui JA, Qureshi SF, Allethey A, Mahfouz TA. Preventive Effect of Lithium on “Kleine–Levin Syndrome”. Indian Sleep Med 2021; 16 (3):93-94.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10069-0078

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-10-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Kleine–Levin syndrome (KLS) is a rare sleep disorder characterized by periodic excessive sleepiness, hyperphagia, hypersexuality, and varying degrees of cognitive and behavioral disturbances. Here, we report a typical case of Kleine–Levin syndrome associated with deterioration of academic performance because of excessive sleepiness. He was started on modafinil and lithium, to which he showed good response.

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