Risperidone use in children with Down syndrome, severe intellectual disability, and comorbid autistic spectrum disorders: a naturalistic study.

TitleRisperidone use in children with Down syndrome, severe intellectual disability, and comorbid autistic spectrum disorders: a naturalistic study.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsCapone GT, Goyal P, Grados M, Smith B, Kammann H
JournalJournal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP
Volume29
Issue2
Pagination106-16
Date Published2008 Apr
Abstract

We report on an open-label, naturalistic study using risperidone to treat disruptive behaviors and self-injury in children with Down syndrome, severe intellectual disability, and comorbid autism spectrum disorders (DS+ASDs). We hypothesized that hyperactivity and disruptive behaviors would improve in response to risperidone treatment consistent with previous studies of children with ASD.

DOI10.1203/PDR.0b013e318174e70e
Alternate JournalJ Dev Behav Pediatr