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

Michel Lecendreux, Samuele Cortese

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1799-1806
Number of pages8
JournalExpert Review of Neurotherapeutics
Volume7
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007

Keywords

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Dopaminergic agonists
  • Melatonin
  • Pharmacological treatment
  • Sleep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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