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ERIC Number: EJ491073
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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ISSN: ISSN-0895-8017
Toward a Functional Analysis of Drug Treatment for Behavior Problems of People with Developmental Disabilities.
Schaal, David W.; Hackenberg, Timothy
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v99 n2 p123-40 Sep 1994
A review of the use of psychotropic medications for people with developmental disabilities is presented. Results suggest that prescribing drugs based on topographical features of the problem behavior, without considering the function the behavior serves for the individual, contributes to variability in clinical response. Functional analysis of a behavior disorder is urged prior to pharmacotherapy. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Language: English
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