Sleep disorders and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

@article{Owens2008SleepDA,
  title={Sleep disorders and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder},
  author={Judith A. Owens},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
  year={2008},
  volume={10},
  pages={439-444}
}
  • J. Owens
  • Published 17 October 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Current Psychiatry Reports
The relationship between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and sleep is complex and poses many challenges in clinical practice. Recent studies have helped to elucidate the nature of the neuromodulator systems underlying the associations among sleepiness, arousal, and attention. Studies of sleep disturbances in children with academic and behavioral problems have also underscored the role that primary sleep disorders play in the clinical presentation of symptoms of inattention and… 
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