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ECT for self-injury in an autistic boy.
|Title||ECT for self-injury in an autistic boy.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Wachtel LE, Contrucci-Kuhn SA, Griffin M, Thompson A, Dhossche DM, Reti IM|
|Journal||European child & adolescent psychiatry|
|Date Published||2009 Jul|
Self-injurious behavior presents a significant challenge in autism, and first-line psychopharmacological and behavioral interventions have limited efficacy in some patients. These intractable cases may be responsive to electroconvulsive therapy.
|Alternate Journal||Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry|