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High burden of mental health symptoms in teens with insomnia

Key clinical point: Adolescents who report trouble sleeping should be screened for mental health disorders

Major finding: Of patients referred to a sleep center for insomnia, 75% had a mental health diagnosis and 64% had symptoms.

Study details: A cross-sectional observational study of 376 subjects aged 11-18 years referred to a single sleep center.

Disclosures: None.


Van Dyk TR et al. J Clin Sleep Med. 2019 Sep 6. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.7970.