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Circadian rhythm disorders among adolescents: assessment and treatment options.
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PMID:  24138360     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Delayed sleep phase disorder (DSPD) - a circadian rhythm sleep disorder - is most commonly seen in adolescents. The differential diagnosis between DSPD and conventional psychophysiological insomnia is important for correct therapeutic intervention. Adolescent DSPD sleep duration is commonly 9 hours or more. Depression may be comorbid with DSPD. DSPD has a negative impact on adolescent academic performance. DSPD treatments include bright light therapy, chronotherapeutic regimens, and administration of melatonin as a chronobiotic (as distinct from a soporific). Attention to non-photic and extrinsic factors including healthy sleep parameters is also important to enable better sleep and mood outcomes in adolescents.
Authors:
Delwyn J Bartlett; Sarah N Biggs; Stuart M Armstrong
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  199     ISSN:  1326-5377     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  16-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Sleep and Circadian Group, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, NSW, Australia. delwyn.bartlett@sydney.edu.au.
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