Effect of naltrexone upon self-injurious behavior, learning and activity: a case study.

@article{Taylor1991EffectON,
  title={Effect of naltrexone upon self-injurious behavior, learning and activity: a case study.},
  author={Donald E. Taylor and William P. Hetrick and Cassio Neri and Paul E. Touchette and Jeffrey L. Barron and Curt A. Sandman},
  journal={Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior},
  year={1991},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={79-82}
}
Naltrexone significantly attenuated self-injurious behavior in a 20-year-old mildly retarded autistic male patient. The patient was videotaped daily and behavior was evaluated with a time-sampling procedure. Behavioral ratings of SIB frequency, SIB severity, and activity were collected automatically with a computerized system. Learning and memory were tested on a weekly basis with a modification of a paired associate learning test (PALT). Treatment with naltrexone resulted in (a) attenuation of… CONTINUE READING

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