Risperidone in children with autism and serious behavioral problems.
|Title||Risperidone in children with autism and serious behavioral problems.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Authors||McCracken, JT, McGough J, Shah B, Cronin P, Hong D, Aman MG, Arnold EL, Lindsay R, Nash P, Hollway J, McDougle CJ, Posey D, Swiezy N, Kohn A, Scahill L, Martin A, Koenig K, Volkmar F, Carroll D, Lancor A, Tierney E, Ghuman J, Gonzalez NM, Grados M, Vitiello B, Ritz L, Davies M, Robinson J, McMahon D|
|Corporate Authors||Research Units on Pediatric Psychopharmacology Autism Network|
|Journal||The New England journal of medicine|
|Date Published||2002 Aug 1|
|Keywords||Adolescent, Antipsychotic Agents, Autistic Disorder, Child, Child Behavior, Child, Preschool, Double-Blind Method, Female, Humans, Male, Risperidone, Treatment Outcome|
Atypical antipsychotic agents, which block postsynaptic dopamine and serotonin receptors, have advantages over traditional antipsychotic medications in the treatment of adults with schizophrenia and may be beneficial in children with autistic disorder who have serious behavioral disturbances. However, data on the safety and efficacy of atypical antipsychotic agents in children are limited.
|Alternate Journal||N. Engl. J. Med.|