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Sleep problems associated with ADHD: a review of current therapeutic options and recommendations for the future

Michel Lecendreux, Samuele Cortese
Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics 2007, 7 (12): 1799-806
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In recent years, there has been a growing interest in sleep problems associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The etiology of these sleep problems is multifactorial. In this paper, we review the current literature on the treatment of the most common disorders or factors underlying sleep problems associated with ADHD. In particular, we focus on the management of sleep problems associated with ADHD medications, restless legs syndrome, excessive nocturnal motricity in sleep, sleep disordered breathing, sleep-onset insomnia and psychiatric comorbidities associated with ADHD. Given the paucity of randomized, controlled, double-blinded, placebo-controlled studies, it is hoped that this review will encourage further methodologically sound studies in order to be able to develop treatment guidelines.

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