“Nothing could be worse than giving a child melatonin at this point because we don’t know what can happen—that’s my biggest fear,” says Dr. Breus. “I’m not saying that I know definitely things are going to happen here, I’m saying that we don’t know what’s going to happen.”
“Melatonin for Sleep in Children with Autism: A Controlled Trial Examining Dose, Tolerability and Outcomes” Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Vol. 42, Number 8, pp. 1729-1737 (2012); Malow et al.