Assessment and Pharmacologic Treatment of Sleep Disturbance in Autism

Kyle P. Johnson, Beth A. Malow

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Like children with other developmental disabilities, children with autism spectrum disorders suffer with sleep problems at a higher rate than do typically developing children. There is a growing recognition that addressing these sleep problems may improve daytime functioning and decrease family stress. Presented here is a discussion of the sleep problems experienced by children with autism spectrum disorders, focusing on appropriate assessment and pharmacologic treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)773-785
Number of pages13
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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