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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50-52

Kleine-Levine syndrome in an adolescent female and response to modafinil


1 Department of Psychiatry, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Ashish Aggarwal
Department of Psychiatry, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla - 171 001, Himachal Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.78052

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Kleine-Levine Syndrome (KLS) is a disorder characterized by a triad of periodic hypersomnia, hyperphagia, and hypersexuality. KLS, although more common in young males, it has also been seen in females. Treatment options available for its management include mood stabilisers like lithium, stimulants like amphetamines, antidepressants and other options including electroconvulsive therapy. Modafinil is one of the new stimulant medications approved for narcolepsy. Herein, we report a young female with KLS and showing favorable response to modafinil. More data is required to establish the effectiveness of modafinil in this syndrome.


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