Risperidone improves behavior in children with autism

Caicedo, Christian; Williams, Steven H.
November 2002
Journal of Family Practice;Nov2002, Vol. 51 Issue 11, p915
Academic Journal
The article presents research which dealt with the contributions of risperidone to improve the behavior of children with autism. Based on the study, more children treated with risperidone had a decrease in irritability score by at least 25 percent and a rating of much enhanced on the CGI-I scale at the end of the 8-week trial. Side effects, which were assumed included improvement in weight as well as changes in the appetite of the patients. It also stated that no extrapyramidal symptoms were observed during the evaluation of either group.


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