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Buspirone therapy for maladaptive behavior and anxiety in developmentally disabled persons.

Authors
  • Ratey, J J
  • Sovner, R
  • Mikkelsen, E
  • Chmielinski, H E
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of clinical psychiatry
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1989
Volume
50
Issue
10
Pages
382–384
Identifiers
PMID: 2793836
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The authors used buspirone, a new anxiolytic agent that has a low side effect profile, to treat 14 developmentally disabled individuals who demonstrated anxiety as well as aggressive and self-injurious behaviors. Nine of the 14 individuals responded favorably to the drug. The authors present case reports for 3 of the responders and discuss the clinical implications of buspirone therapy.

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