Treatment with propranolol of severe self-injurious behavior in a blind, deaf, retarded adolescent.

@article{Lang1994TreatmentWP,
  title={Treatment with propranolol of severe self-injurious behavior in a blind, deaf, retarded adolescent.},
  author={Christoph Johannes German Lang and David Remington},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={1994},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={265-9}
}
Self-injurious behavior represents a significant barrier to behavioral interventions with retarded children. The etiology of this behavior is hypothesized as secondary to a state of overarousal. beta blockers are believed to be uniquely useful medications in having an effect on self-injurious behaviors through their ability to reduce arousal in the face of stimulation and demands. The case presented describes a multiply handicapped adolescent with severe self-injury who responded to 300 mg of… CONTINUE READING
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