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Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2075-3470

ISSN (online): 2311-9446

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/cpp

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Application of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy in the treatment of restless legs syndrome

Melehin A.I., Сlinical psychologist, Russian Gerontology Clinical Research Center, Moscow, Russia, clinmelehin@yandex.ru
Abstract
The paper demonstrates that the basis of treatment of the restless legs syndrome (RLS) is combination therapy, which includes medication and non-pharmacological approaches. The limitations of the medication approach are presented. For the first time, the following directive non-drug approaches used in the treatment of RLS with evidence-based effectiveness are systematized: body-mind approach, behavioral and cognitive-behavioral second- and third-wave psychotherapy, and rational-emotive-behavioral therapy.

Keywords: restless legs syndrome, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, medication approach, non-pharmacological approach, chronic insomnia

Column: Research reviews

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/cpp.2018260204

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