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Post by Phoebe on 12.11.18 23:56

[size=39]Sleep Drugs Often Prescribed for Kids[/size]

Study Shows Children With Sleeping Problems Are Frequently Treated With Medication

By Kathleen Doheny


FROM THE WEBMD ARCHIVES

Aug. 1, 2007 -- Children with sleep problems are likely to be prescribed a sleeping pill or other medication approved only for adults, according to a new study.

When researchers from The Ohio State University and the University of Missouri evaluated 18.6 million children's doctor visits for sleep problems, they found that 81% of visits included a prescription for a medication. The study appears in the Aug. 1 issue of the journal Sleep...........

Among the medications prescribed were sleeping pills such as Ambien and Sonata as well as other medications sometimes prescribed to help sleep problems, such as the antihistamine Atarax, the antidepressant Desyrel, and the high blood pressure medicine Catapres.

Antihistamines were most often prescribed for the children's sleep problems, given in 33% of the visits, followed by blood pressure drugs (26%), benzodiazepines such as the sleeping pill Restoril(15%), antidepressants (6%), and nonbenzodiazepine drugs such as the sleeping pills Ambien and Sonata (1%).....
Doctors prescribing the medications that are not approved for use in children did so "off-label," a legal and common practice......
[size=21]But treating children with sleep problems is crucial, and the earlier the better, he says. "A child who does not sleep well does not learn well or behave well," he says.
Medication can help, Kohler says, if it is appropriately prescribed. If medication is needed, it's ideally used until improvement is seen, and then the child should be weaned off, Kohler says. Medication shouldn't be used alone; behavior therapy and other strategies are usually advised as well, he says.
Bedtime and awakening times should be the same from day to day, Kohler says. "Get the TV out of the bedroom, get the Nintendo out."
"Cut out the caffeine after 2 p.m. or 3 p.m., and ideally right after lunch," Nahata says.
Knowing how much sleep a child needs at various ages is important, too. According to Nahata, an infant needs 14 or 15 hours a day, children aged 1 to 5 need 12 to 14, children 6 to 12 need 9 to 11, and teens need 9 to 9.25 hours."

IMO, interesting attitudes from medics in '07. Can't help thinking the McCanns thought along the same lines.  thinking

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Post by Verdi on 13.11.18 0:59

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You appear to always have difficulty formatting text when posting on CMoMM.  Are you per chance using a mobile phone?

It would be extremely helpful if you could explain the difficulties you are experiencing to enable admin to resolve the problem for you and maybe other members who are experiencing similar problems.

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Post by Phoebe on 13.11.18 10:00

@Verdi wrote:@Phoebe

You appear to always have difficulty formatting text when posting on CMoMM.  Are you per chance using a mobile phone?

It would be extremely helpful if you could explain the difficulties you are experiencing to enable admin to resolve the problem for you and maybe other members who are experiencing similar problems.

Thank you thumbsup.
Hi Verdi, this was straight forward copy and paste, all from same article and done sequentially - no idea why the print is not all the same. Not using mobile to post. spin
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Post by Verdi on 13.11.18 11:36

This is not an isolated case @Phoebe, as I said above ^^^, you always appear to have difficulty.  The occassional member has raised an issue about problems arising when using a mobile phone to visit CMoMM.

Clearly this is not the case here so I can only concluded there is another underlying problem, although not common on the forum I'm pleased to say.  I'll keep an eye out in general but If you have any concerns yourself, please let admin know so we can seek a solution.

Thanks for your time.

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Post by Phoebe on 13.11.18 12:17

I hope the salient point is not lost among the differing text styles - although some lines are in smaller print, they are legible. The piece above from WEBMD ARCHIVES dated August 1st 2007 indicates that use of soporifics, particularly antihistamines, for children's sleep problems was common practice with medics.
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