Giving legs to restless legs: a case study of how the media helps make people sick

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Author: 
Steven Woloshin
Lisa M Schwartz
Publisher: 
PLoS Medicine
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
San Francisco, CA

Demonstrates that news coverage of restless legs syndrome exaggerates the prevalence of disease and the need for treatment, and fails to consider the problems of overdiagnosis.

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ISSN 15491277 (print)
ISSN 15491676 (online)
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Includes bibliographical references.