How Do Stimulant Medications Affect Sleep in Children With ADHD?

 ADHD in the News 2016-03-17

This is the Medscape Psychiatry Minute. I'm Dr Peter Yellowlees. Stimulants are very widely prescribed by child psychiatrists and pediatricians. Despite common complaints from patients about the adverse effects on sleep, there have been mixed findings from formal studies evaluating whether stimulant medications actually alter children's sleep.