Atypical antipsychotics in children and adolescents with autistic and other pervasive developmental disorders.

@article{McDougle2008AtypicalAI,
  title={Atypical antipsychotics in children and adolescents with autistic and other pervasive developmental disorders.},
  author={Christopher J. McDougle and Kimberly Ann Stigler and Craig A. Erickson and David J. Posey},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={69 Suppl 4},
  pages={15-20}
}
Atypical antipsychotics are emerging as the first-line pharmacologic treatment for irritability (i.e., aggression, self-injurious behavior, and severe tantrums) in children and adolescents with autistic and other pervasive developmental disorders. Results from placebo-controlled and open-label studies of clozapine, risperidone, olanzapine, quetiapine, ziprasidone, and aripiprazole in this subject population are reviewed. Additional placebo-controlled trials and studies of longer-term safety and… CONTINUE READING

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