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Risperidone for Aggression and Self-Injurious Behavior in Adults with Mental Retardation

Authors
  • Cohen, Seth A.1
  • Ihrig, Kristin2
  • Lott, Rex S.3
  • Kerrick, Jill M.3
  • 1 Private Practice, Seattle, Washington , Seattle
  • 2 Fircrest School, Seattle, Washington , Seattle
  • 3 University of Washington School of Pharmacy, Seattle, Washington , Seattle
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1998
Volume
28
Issue
3
Pages
229–233
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1023/A:1026069421988
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

Risperidone has proven efficacy with reduced likelihood of causing extrapyramidal symptoms in the treatment of schizophrenia. Initial work suggests its utility in the management of aggression and self injury in patients with mental retardation. The use of risperidone in eight adult patients with moderate to profound mental retardation is described. Risperidone in these individuals was associated with significant reduction in aggression and self injurious behavior. Side effects were primarily those of sedation and restlessness. These cases illustrate the possible utility of risperidone in the treatment of aggression and self injury in adult patients with moderate to profound mental retardation.

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