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Conventional Medicine's Answer for Child Insomnia: Drugs


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An astonishing one in four children who have problems sleeping are being given medications. The drugs range from antihistamines to sedatives to ADHD drugs to antidepressants.

Typical practice in conventional medicine appears to be treating insomnia in children with over-the-counter and prescription medicine. The practice is especially apparent in children with special needs and co-morbid psychiatric disorders.


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