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Risperidone and adaptive behavior in children with autism.

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Authors
Susan K. Williams, Lawrence Scahill, Benedetto Vitiello, Michael G. Aman, L. Eugene Arnold, Christopher J. McDougle, James T. McCracken, Elaine Tierney, Louise Ritz, David J. Posey, Naomi B. Swiezy, Jill A. Hollway, Pegeen Cronin, Jaswinder K. Ghuman, Domenic V. Cicchetti, Sara S. Sparrow
Title
Risperidone and adaptive behavior in children with autism.
Journal
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Year
2006
Volume
45
Issue
4
Page(s)
pp. 431-439
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Publication Format
Journal Article
Efficacy Study/Review
Yes
Scientific Validity
Peer-Reviewed, Open Trial, Cohort / Longitudinal Study
Comments

This is an extension study of the paper by the Research Units on Pediatric Psychopharmacology Autism Network (2002). This paper examined the effects of risperidone on adaptive behavior in children on the autism spectrum.

Keywords
Adaptive Behaviour, Adolescent / Secondary School Age, Antipsychotics, Atypical, Autism, Autistic Disorder, Child/Children, Communication Skills, Daily Living / Functional Skills, Intervention, Medication, Primary / Elementary School Age, Psychoactive, Risperidone, Social Skills

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