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How do doctors treat night terrors in children?

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The main treatment is for doctors to teach family members about the disorder and assure them that the episodes are not harmful. In severe cases that affect daily activities (for example, school performance or relationships in the family or with other kids), a doctor may consider prescribing a low of dose benzodiazepines or tricyclic antidepressants as a temporary treatment. At home, it may help for parents to make the child’s room safe to try to prevent injury to the child during an episode, eliminate all sources of sleep disturbance, and keep a consistent bedtime routine and wake-up time.

From: Night Terrors WebMD Medical Reference

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Night Terrors from eMedicineHealth. KidsHealth.org.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 15, 2017

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Night Terrors from eMedicineHealth. KidsHealth.org.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 15, 2017

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