Behaviour Management Problems as Predictors of Psychotropic Medication and Use of Psychiatric Services in Adults with Autism

@article{Tsakanikos2007BehaviourMP,
  title={Behaviour Management Problems as Predictors of Psychotropic Medication and Use of Psychiatric Services in Adults with Autism},
  author={Elias Tsakanikos and Helen Costello and Geraldine Holt and Peter Sturmey and Nick Bouras},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={2007},
  volume={37},
  pages={1080-1085}
}
We examined behaviour management problems as predictors of psychotropic medication, use of psychiatric consultation and in-patient admission in a group of 66 adults with pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) and intellectual disability (ID) and 99 controls matched in age, gender and level of ID. Overall, people with PDD had higher rates of most DAS behaviour problems and more frequent use of anti-psychotics than matched controls. Logistic regression analyses showed that physical aggression and… 

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