|BRIEF RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
|Year : 2005 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 113-115
Sleep disorders in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
Subhash C Bhargava, Sujata Sethi
Department of Psychiatry, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak 124001, India
Background: Sleep disturbances are frequently associated with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) though they are not included in the current classification systems such as the DSM-IV and ICD-10. These problems may complicate the course of the illness as they may be associated with the treatment given
Aim: To evaluate children with ADHD for sleep-related problems.
Methods: The study group comprised 32 children with ADHD and their 20 healthy siblings made up the control group. Sleep-related problems were assessed on a checklist prepared on the basis of the Children Sleep Questionnaire-parent version.
Results: A majority of the children with ADHD had at least one sleep-related problem. Comparison with healthy siblings revealed non-significant differences on the parameters of sleep-related movement disorders and parasomnias.
Conclusion: There is a need for more detailed studies involving sensitive parameters.
Subhash C Bhargava
Department of Psychiatry, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak 124001
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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