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Child having symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder. Can we give melatonin for sleeping problem?

hello i have a Vary hyper 3 year old.. a firend of mine told me about Sensory Processing Disorder . so iv been doing a littel research before i call his docter, and i noticed he has almost all the signs, the main one is sleeping and playing well with others. now my main question is.... For his sleeping problem would Melatonin be a good idea if given to him properly?
Asked On : Wed, 11 Jul 2012
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Thank you for your query.

I can understand your concerns. I will request you not to do any self-medication till the diagnosis is confirmed by a professional. Instead of doing your diagnosis kindly discuss the issues with the treating doctor and, if required, get a neurolgist and/or a child psychologist to assess the child.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son all the best.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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