Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology

Clinical Uses of Melatonin in Children and Adolescents


Trabzon Kanuni Training and Research Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, Trabzon, Turkey

Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology 2017; 27: Supplement S216-S319
DOI: 10.1080/24750573.2017.1314599
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 Melatonin is an indoleamine often used in children and adolescents. Melatonin is considered to be an effective clinical management for dyssomnias, sleep disorders present in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays. Quickacting capsules, controlled-release (CR) capsules, sublingual tablets and liquid forms are available. Melatonin is generally very well-tolerated in children and adolescents. The pharmacology, therapeutic applications, and side effects of melatonin are discussed.

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