Name Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
Related to/Also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease
Ekboms Syndrome
Wittmaack-Ekbom syndrome
Symptoms RLS is characterised by intense discomfort within the legs, and an unremitting urge to move them. It results in what may be described as a crawling, bubbling or jerking feeling in the legs and other part of the body. Movement relieves the sensation, but the relief is short-lived.
Types  
Useful national contacts RLS-UK
Helpline: 01634 260483, 9-11am
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Online resources Restless legs syndrome (NHS Choices)
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Restless legs syndrome (Patient.info)
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Our resources

The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

Visit our library to read Restless Legs Syndrome by K. Ray Chaudhuri, Luigi Ferini-Strambi and David Bruce Rye. Or have a Link opens in new window look in your local library for this book.
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Name Rett Syndrome
Related to/Also known as  
Symptoms Rett Syndrome is a complex neurological disorder that mainly affects girls. It usually becomes evident in the second year of life, and leads to profound mental and physical disability.
Types  
Useful national contacts Rett UK
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Tel: 01582 798911
Find your nearest support group:
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Cerebra, UK charity for children with neurological disorders
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News and events  
Online resources Rett syndrome (NHS Choices)
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Rett syndrome (Contact A Family)
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Our resources

The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

Visit our library to read Rett Disorder and the Developing Brain, edited by Dr Alison Kerr and Dr Ingegerd Witt Engerström. Or have a Link opens in new window look in your local library for this book.
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