Melatonin for Insomnia in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

@article{Andersen2008MelatoninFI,
  title={Melatonin for Insomnia in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders},
  author={Ivy M Andersen and Joanna Kaczmarska and Susan G. McGrew and B A Malow},
  journal={Journal of Child Neurology},
  year={2008},
  volume={23},
  pages={482 - 485}
}
  • Ivy M Andersen, Joanna Kaczmarska, +1 author B A Malow
  • Published in Journal of child neurology 2008
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Child Neurology
  • We describe our experience in using melatonin to treat insomnia, a common sleep concern, in children with autism spectrum disorders. One hundred seven children (2—18 years of age) with a confirmed diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders who received melatonin were identified by reviewing the electronic medical records of a single pediatrician. All parents were counseled on sleep hygiene techniques. Clinical response to melatonin, based on parental report, was categorized as (1) sleep no longer a… CONTINUE READING

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