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Insomnia in Teens

  • John Garcia
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Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Abstract

This chapter explores the causes for insomnia in teens: delayed sleep phase syndrome, insomnia as a symptom of psychiatric disorders, and insomnia as a symptom of substance abuse. Other forms of insomnia occur in the adolescent population. These include psychophysiologic insomnia, neuro-endocrine/hormonal influences on sleep patterns, which pertain to women’s health, restless legs syndrome, insomnia after traumatic brain injury, medical conditions including hyperthyroidism, and genetic disorders.

Keywords

Delayed sleep phase syndrome Substance abuse Restless legs syndrome Hyperthyroidism Traumatic brain injury 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Garcia
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    • 2
  1. 1.Sleep CenterGillette Children’s HospitalSt. PaulUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics, Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders CenterUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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