Use of psychotropic drugs in patients with autism spectrum disorders: a systematic review.

@article{Jobski2017UseOP,
  title={Use of psychotropic drugs in patients with autism spectrum disorders: a systematic review.},
  author={Kathrin Jobski and Juliana H{\"o}fer and Falk Hoffmann and Christian J Bachmann},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2017},
  volume={135 1},
  pages={
          8-28
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this review was to examine prevalence and patterns of psychopharmacotherapy in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). METHOD A systematic literature search in PubMed, CINAHL, and PsycINFO was performed, including articles published up to November 18, 2015. RESULTS A total of 47 studies (data collection: 1976-2012), encompassing >300 000 individuals with ASD, were included. The prevalence of psychopharmacotherapy ranged from 2.7% to 80% (median (overall… CONTINUE READING
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