Use of risperidone in pervasive developmental disorders: a case series.

@article{Fisman1996UseOR,
  title={Use of risperidone in pervasive developmental disorders: a case series.},
  author={Sandra N. Fisman and Margaret J. Steele},
  journal={Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology},
  year={1996},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={177-90}
}
A series of 14 children and adolescents (ages 9-17 years, 10 males) were treated with risperidone for pervasive developmental disorder. The rationale for using an atypical neuroleptic agent is based on its ability to target both positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia. It was postulated that symptoms similar to the positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia may be observed in the pervasive developmental disorders and might respond favorably to risperidone. Twelve of the 14 youths… CONTINUE READING

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