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J Korean Sleep Res Soc. 2012;9(1):15-18.         doi: https://doi.org/10.13078/jksrs.12004
A Case of Zolpidem-Induced Sleep-Related Eating Disorder
Jihye Hwang, Gha-Hyun Lee, Sang-Ahm Lee
Department of Neurology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Sang-Ahm Lee ,Tel: +82-2-3010-3445, Fax: +82-2-474-4691, Email: salee@amc.seoul.kr
Received: April 3, 2012   Accepted: May 27, 2012   Published online: June 30, 2012
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Sleep related eating disorder (SRED) is a parasomnia with recurrent episodes of involuntary eating during an arousal from nighttime sleep with adverse consequences. The mechanism of SRED is still uncertain but it has been suggested to be related to dopaminergic dysfunction. A few cases of SREDs in association with zolpidem have been reported worldwide, but not yet reported in Korea. We report zolpidem-induced SRED in a patient with underlying restless leg syndrome, periodic leg movement and obstructive sleep apnea
Keywords: SRED | Eating disorder.
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