A Systematic Review of Interventions Used to Treat Catatonic Symptoms in People with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

@article{Dejong2014ASR,
  title={A Systematic Review of Interventions Used to Treat Catatonic Symptoms in People with Autistic Spectrum Disorders},
  author={Hannah Dejong and Penny Bunton and D Hare},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={2014},
  volume={44},
  pages={2127-2136}
}
A systematic review was conducted to examine the efficacy of a range of treatments for autistic catatonia. The review identified 22 relevant papers, reporting a total of 28 cases including both adult and paediatric patients. Treatment methods included electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), medication, behavioural and sensory interventions. Quality assessment found the standard of the existing literature to be generally poor, with particular limitations in treatment description and outcome measurement… Expand

Paper Mentions

Interventional Clinical Trial
The purpose of this study is to use formal measures to monitor the outcome of using electroconvulsive therapy to treat self-injurious behavior in adults with Autism Spectrum… Expand
ConditionsAutism Spectrum Disorder, Self-Injurious Behavior
InterventionDevice
Electroconvulsive Therapy in Children and Adolescents
TLDR
The overall level of evidence for ECT in children and adolescents with mood disorders, catatonia, schizophrenia, intellectual disability, self-injurious behavior, and other indications is found to be of low quality. Expand
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) for Autism Spectrum Disorder Associated with Catatonia and Self-Injury: a Clinical Review
TLDR
There appears to be sufficient evidence that supports therapeutic benefits from ECT in persons with ASD, catatonia, and self-injury, and more rigorous clinical research is necessary particularly concerning optimization of maintenance ECT to maximize benefit and monitor for any adverse response. Expand
Amantadine Augmentation in Pediatric Catatonia: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
TLDR
A 15-year-old boy with catatonia and autism in whom amantadine augmentation was successfully used to allow for transition to outpatient care is described. Expand
Electroconvulsive Treatment for Catatonia in Autism Spectrum Disorders.
TLDR
Assessment, diagnosis, and treatments of catatonia in people with autism spectrum disorders are reviewed and illustrated with 2 new case vignettes and the importance of maintenance ECT is discussed. Expand
Case Reports: Clozapine for the Treatment of Catatonia in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
TLDR
The clinical histories of two individuals with ASD and catatonia who were successfully treated with clozapine are presented and a novel potential treatment option for catatania in ASD is reported on. Expand
A Clinical Review of the Treatment of Catatonia
TLDR
Although severe and life-threatening, catatonia has a good prognosis and there is overwhelming clinical evidence of the efficacy of benzodiazepines, such as lorazepam, and electroconvulsive therapy. Expand
Increasing behavior incompatible with catatonia in a young adolescent girl with autism spectrum disorder
Abstract Catatonia is a syndrome of motor disturbances and is characterized as a cluster of abnormalities in speech, movement and overall behavior. A common treatment of catatonic symptoms isExpand
Response to Electroconvulsive Therapy in Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intractable Challenging Behaviors Associated With Symptoms of Catatonia
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Electroconvulsive therapy could be a potentially beneficial intervention in patients with ASD and severe challenging behaviors associated with catatonic symptoms including agitated or excited forms of catatonia. Expand
Catatonia in Down syndrome: systematic approach to diagnosis, treatment and outcome assessment based on a case series of seven patients
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This is the first prospective, consecutive, well-characterized cohort of seven young people with DS diagnosed with catatonia and treated between 2013 and 2018, and to assess each patient’s treatment responses. Expand
Electroconvulsive Therapy for Patients with Catatonia: Current Perspectives
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A review of the literature on ECT as a treatment for catatonia finds a large body of research guides evidence-based care and reveals where additional research is warranted, and proposes an algorithm for the treatment ofCatatonia with ECT. Expand
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