Mention Practice: Reading Part C
The relatively common neurological movement disorder known as restless legs syndrome (RLS) is poorly understood. Patients describe uncomfortable sensations in their legs that often are worse at night, having a huge impact on their ability to sleep and overall quality of life. Experts now speculate that patients with RLS, like those with unrelieved chronic pain, might feel hopeless, leading to suicidal thoughts and actions. The risk correlates with history of depression, and is independent of the severity of restless leg symptoms and demographic factors.
- Restless legs syndrome is not a purely common condition.
- RLS is poorly understood by patients.
- RLS is more common in the lower extremities.
- RLS is uncontrollable.
- RLS is more common while sleeping.
- One’s sleeping quality is impaired due to RLS.
- Sleep and quality of life are interconnected.
- RLS can result from suicidal ideation.
- RLS is an unrelieved chronic pain.
- Patients with RLS never commit suicide.
- The more the severity of RLS is, the higher are the chances of committing suicide.
- Suicide due to RLS is found in particular regions of the world.
7.1 The writer suggests that restless legs syndrome (RLS)
- Is impossible to cure.
- Could lead to depression.
- Doesn’t occur during the day.
- May relate to pain management.
7.2 Restless legs syndrome is poorly understood because:
- It is relatively common;
- There have been no researches;
- Patient’s don’t share their experience;
- None of the above.