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Z Kinder Jugendpsychiatr Psychother. 2018 Sep;46(5):383-391. doi: 10.1024/1422-4917/a000608. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

[Therapy of insomnia and nightmares in childhood and adolescence].

[Article in German; Abstract available in German from the publisher]

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1 Abteilung für Psychologie, Fakultät für Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft, Bielefeld.


in English, German

Therapy of insomnia and nightmares in childhood and adolescence Abstract. Sleep problems and sleep disorders have a high prevalence in childhood and adolescence. Normally, such conditions persist and often become chronic. Daytime impairments are widespread with concentration deficits, mental problems, and also a higher suicide risk. Therefore, early and effective interventions are necessary. As symptoms change with age, therapy should be adjusted accordingly. Various strategies for infants and toddlers, schoolchildren, and adolescents will be named. In addition, evidence of these therapy strategies will be shown. All in all, more randomized controlled studies addressing children and adolescents are needed. Furthermore, studies with children and adolescents suffering from comorbid disorders or mental disorders and sleep problems should be conducted.


CBT-I; Children; Jugendliche; KVT-I; Kinder; Schlafprobleme; Schlafstörungen; Therapie; Therapy; adolescents; sleep disorders; sleep problems

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