Chapter 4
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Atypical Antidepressants

Children who have been traumatized may have problems with sleep. Atypical antidepressants are more often used to help children with sleep problems than to treat depression. These medications are usually safer for children than standard prescription sleep medications (such as Ambien, Halcion, Lunestra, Rozerem, and Sonata).

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Examples are:

  • Bupropion (Wellbutrin)
  • Mirtazapine (Remeron)
  • Trazadone (Desyrel)