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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 113-115

Sleep disorders in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

Department of Psychiatry, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak 124001, India

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Subhash C Bhargava
Department of Psychiatry, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak 124001
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.55958

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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.



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