Treatment of REM sleep behavior disorder with trazodone: report of three cases.
Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is a sleep disturbance characterized by the absence of regular paralysis during REM sleep, accompanied by dream enactment behavior. The available pharmacotherapy options for treating RBD are limited, and the utilization of antidepressants has yielded mixed results. We report three cases of isolated RBD improved with trazodone. Doses of trazodone 50-100 mg at bedtime over 4-6 months resulted in significant clinical improvement. These cases highlight that trazodone could serve as a treatment for isolated RBD that does not respond to traditional treatments at submaximal dosages.
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Barrow, J., & Vendrame, M. (2023). Treatment of REM sleep behavior disorder with trazodone: report of three cases. Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 10.5664/jcsm.10970. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.5664/jcsm.10970
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, USF-LVHN SELECT Program, USF-LVHN SELECT Program Faculty, USF-LVHN SELECT Program Students