Effects of naltrexone on self-injury, stereotypy, and social behavior of adults with developmental disabilities

  title={Effects of naltrexone on self-injury, stereotypy, and social behavior of adults with developmental disabilities},
  author={S. Smith and K. Gupta and S. H. Smith},
  journal={Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities},
  • S. Smith, K. Gupta, S. H. Smith
  • Published 1995
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities
  • We examined the effects of long term administration of naltrexone on the severe self-injury, stereotypy, and social behavior of two women with developmental disabilities. A single-subject withdrawal design was used. Results indicated naltrexone eliminated self-injury and stereotypy, and increased smiling, eye-contact, and touch tolerance duration. Psychophysiological (finger temperature) data indicated that untreated self-injurious behavior induced vasodiolation, and that naltrexone induced a… CONTINUE READING
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