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How are night terrors managed?

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No adequate treatment exists for night terrors. Management primarily consists of educating family members about the disorder and reassuring them that the episodes are not harmful.

In severe cases in which daily activities (school performance, peer or family relations) are affected, a low-dose benzodiazepine or an antidepressant medication may be used as a temporary treatment.

SOURCES: eMedicine Health. UpToDate.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 15, 2017

SOURCES: eMedicine Health. UpToDate.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 15, 2017

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