Risperidone in children with autism and serious behavioral problems.

  title={Risperidone in children with autism and serious behavioral problems.},
  author={Pasquale J. Accardo},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={142 1},
A BSTRACT Background Atypical antipsychotic agents, which block postsynaptic dopamine and serotonin receptors, have advantages over traditional antipsychotic medications in the treatment of adults with schizophrenia and may be beneficial in children with autistic disorder who have serious behavioral disturbances. However, data on the safety and efficacy of atypical antipsychotic agents in children are limited. Methods We conducted a multisite, randomized, double-blind trial of risperidone as… CONTINUE READING
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