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(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - PITTSBURGH, Jan. 2 -- Poor sleep is a frequent companion of depression in children, according to researchers here.

Just like in adults, sleep disturbances and depression go hand in hand in children, reported Xianchen Liu, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Pittsburgh, in the Jan. 1 issue of Sleep.

In research conducted as part of a larger study in Hungary, Dr. Liu and colleagues found that 72.7% of 553 children with a current depressive episode also reported a sleep disturbance.

For full article, please visit:
http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/depression/article/10162/23234

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