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Objective: To provide a 10-year review of pediatric sleep disorders medicine.

Method: DSM-IV is used to organize the presentation from a developmental perspective.

Results: Pediatric sleep disorders can be subdivided into four broad categories: Primary Sleep Disorders that include two subcategories, Dyssomnias and Parasomnias; Sleep Disorder Related to Another Mental Disorder; Sleep Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition; and Substance-Induced Sleep Disorder. Behavioral and supportive methods of treatment remain the most useful methods for treating primary sleep disorders in childhood. J. Am. Acad. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry, 1997, 36(1):9-20.

Copyright 1997 (C) American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry