Melatonin effects on sleep disorders in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Bahremand, Zahra and Hashemian, Peyman and Moharreri, Fatemeh and Soltani, Ehsan (2014) Melatonin effects on sleep disorders in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Reviews in Clinical Medicine, 1 (4). pp. 233-237.

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in childhood. Around 25-50 of these children suffered from some kind of sleep disorder especially with chronic form of insomnia. The physicians usually have a plan for improving hyperactivity and attention deficit of this disease but unfortunately, they forget to manage the sleep disorders, which are a major part of patients’ problems.Nowadays, we know that there is a noticeable relationship between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and sleep disorders and by improving these children’s sleep, not only the daily functions improve, but also the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder maybe become better. Thus, it is needed to avoid the administration of psychostimulants, which have recognized side effects. Moreover, having better sleep, we will see a better relationship between children and their parents and finally a rise in the standard of life of family members, which is a very important goal in our treatment. This review article evaluates available evidence on sleep medication in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to present an appropriate guidance for this high prevalence problem.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > Reviews in Clinical Medicine
Depositing User: RCM RCM
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2017 17:50
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2017 17:50

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