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European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 162, Issue 7–8, pp 554–555 | Cite as

Melatonin for treatment of sleeping disorders in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a preliminary open label study

  • Cecil V. Tjon Pian Gi
  • Joris P. A. Broeren
  • J. Sander Starreveld
  • Florens G A. Versteegh
Research Letter

Keywords

Melatonin Methylphenidate Sleep Disorder Open Label Study Pineal Gland 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cecil V. Tjon Pian Gi
    • 1
  • Joris P. A. Broeren
    • 1
  • J. Sander Starreveld
    • 1
  • Florens G A. Versteegh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PaediatricsGroene Hart ZiekenhuisGoudaThe Netherlands

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