Medications Used for Pediatric Insomnia.

  title={Medications Used for Pediatric Insomnia.},
  author={Vijayabharathi Ekambaram and Judith A. Owens},
  journal={Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America},
  volume={30 1},
Pharmacologic Approaches to Insomnia and Other Sleep Disorders in Children
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.
Analysis and Evaluation of the Effects of Melatonin on Oral Keratinocytes: A Pilot Study
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.
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


Pharmacologic treatment of pediatric insomnia.
The use of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of pediatric insomnia in primary care: rational approaches. A consensus meeting summary.
  • J. Owens, Debra L. Babcock, S. Sheldon
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • 2005
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.
Pediatric sleep pharmacology.
Insomnia in Children
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,
Pediatric insomnia.
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.
Prescription Drugs Used in Insomnia.
Sleep in children with autism spectrum disorders
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
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.