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Is there any treatment for Kleine-Levin syndrome?
There is no definitive treatment for Kleine-Levin syndrome and watchful
waiting at home, rather than pharmacotherapy, is most often advised. Stimulant
pills, including amphetamines, methylphenidate, and modafinil, are used to treat
sleepiness but may increase irritability and will not improve cognitive
abnormalities. Because of similarities between Kleine-Levin syndrome and certain
mood disorders, lithium and carbamazepine may be prescribed and, in some cases,
have been shown to prevent further episodes. This disorder should be
differentiated from cyclic re-occurrence of sleepiness during the premenstrual
period in teen-aged girls, which may be controlled with
birth control pills. It
also should be differentiated from encephalopathy, recurrent depression, or