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Melatonin and epilepsy
  1. C Jones1,
  2. M Huyton2,
  3. D Hindley3
  1. 1Manchester University, UK
  2. 2David Lewis Centre, Cheshire, UK
  3. 3Halliwell Children’s Centre, Bolton, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr D Hindley
    Consultant Paediatrician, Bolton PCT, Halliwell Children’s Centre, 1 Aylesford Walk, Bolton BL1 3SQ, UK;

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There have been conflicting reports of the effects on seizure control of prescribing melatonin for people with epilepsy.1–4 We undertook a retrospective before-and-after observational study of 13 young people prescribed melatonin for sleep disturbances at the David Lewis Centre, a residential school for children and young adults with severe epilepsy and learning difficulties situated in Cheshire, UK, with particular focus on any changes in seizure …

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