‘Melatonin use and the risk of self-harm and unintentional injuries in youths with and without psychiatric disorders’
Open Access paper from the JCPP
Background – Sleep disorders in youth have been associated with increased risks of injury, including suicidal behavior. This study investigated whether melatonin, which is the most common medication for sleep disturbances in youth in Sweden, is associated with a decreased risk of injury.
Authors: Marica Leone, Ralf Kuja-Halkola, Tyra Lagerberg, Johan Bjureberg, Agnieszka Butwicka, Zheng Chang, Henrik Larsson, Brian M. D’Onofrio, Amy Leval, Sarah E. Bergen
First published: 23 March 2023
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