ERIC Number: EJ467042
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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Changes in Antiepileptic Drug Prescribing Patterns in Large Institutions: Preliminary Results of a Five-Year Experience.
Poindexter, Ann R.; And Others
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v98 suppl p34-40 1993
Antiepileptic drug prescriptions were analyzed for 337 institutionalized individuals with mental retardation, over 54 months. Results indicated decreasing numbers of individuals receiving (1) more than 2 antiepileptic drugs concurrently, and (2) barbiturates. Over 90% of a group undergoing barbiturate taper maintained the same or improved seizure control, and some improved in target behaviors. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Note: Theme Issue: Epilepsy and Mental Retardation.