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Children being prescribed sleeping pills

Medication rather than behavioral therapy and educating parents on how to control misbehaving children is evident in the steep increase in use of sedatives amongst children in the past 4 years recently identified by a prospective study. Concurrent use of sedatives with children prescribed medication for attention deficit disorder, of which insomnia is an identified side effect, was also noted in the study. To date, the Food and Drug Administration has not authorized use of sleeping pills for children under 18 years old.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by International Herald Tribune

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About: Children being prescribed sleeping pills

Date: 19 October 2005

Source: International Herald Tribune

Author: Gardiner Harris

URL: http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/10/19/news/sleep.php

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