Pharmacologic Approaches to Insomnia and Other Sleep Disorders in Children
- Medicine, PsychologyCurrent Treatment Options in Neurology
The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the scientific basis for medications used for the childhood sleep disorders and to recommend the use of medication in specific circumstances based upon the limited scientific evidence that is available.
Sleep Complaints Among School Children.
- Psychology, MedicineSleep medicine clinics
Analysis and Evaluation of the Effects of Melatonin on Oral Keratinocytes: A Pilot Study
- Medicine, BiologyJournal of Complementary and Alternative Medical Research
Melatonin may have some limited effects on oral tissues that may influence wound healing and repair but may not affect normal physiologic function or other cellular pathways, according to other pediatric literature supporting the safety of melatonin use.
The contribution of self-concept to sleep quality in adolescents: A cross-sectional study.
- PsychologyPsychology, health & medicine
Self-concept has been associated with health-related behaviors and emotional self-regulation, which can improve sleep. However, its involvement in sleep quality in a healthy adolescent population has…
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Pharmacologic treatment of pediatric insomnia.
- Medicine, PsychologyChild and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America
The use of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of pediatric insomnia in primary care: rational approaches. A consensus meeting summary.
- Medicine, PsychologyJournal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Use of medications for pediatric insomnia should be diagnostically driven, and should be implemented in conjunction with empirically-based behavioral treatment strategies and adequate sleep hygiene and additional research is critically needed to provide an evidence-based approach.
Insomnia in Children
- Psychology, MedicinePaediatric drugs
Insomnia in children is a nonspecific impairing symptom that may be the result of normal developmental changes, psychosocial duress, a sleep disorder, a psychiatric disorder, other medical disorders,…
Medication use in the treatment of pediatric insomnia: results of a survey of community-based pediatricians.
The practice of prescribing or recommending sedatives and hypnotics for pediatric insomnia is common among community-based pediatricians, especially among special needs patients, and an empirically based approach to the use of these medications is needed.
Use of pharmacotherapy for insomnia in child psychiatry practice: A national survey.
- Psychology, MedicineSleep medicine
Sleep in children with autism spectrum disorders
- Medicine, PsychologyCurrent treatment options in neurology
Children with autism spectrum disorders frequently have significant sleep problems, most commonly insomnia, and a variety of treatments are available, including behavioral interventions and pharmacotherapy.
Pharmacological Approach to Sleep Disturbances in Autism Spectrum Disorders with Psychiatric Comorbidities: A Literature Review
- Psychology, MedicineMedical sciences
There is limited evidence for psychopharmacological treatments in autism; however, these are frequently prescribed and Melatonin, antipsychotics, antidepressants, and α agonists have generally been used with melatonin, having a relatively large body of evidence.