ERIC Number: EJ617978
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Repetitive Thoughts and Behavior in Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Treatment with Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors.
McDougle, Christopher J.; Kresch, Laura E.; Posey, David J.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v30 n5 p427-35 Oct 2000
Results from two studies indicate the nonselective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) clomipramine is more efficacious than the relatively selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor desipramine and placebo in children with autism. A study of the selective SRI fluvoxamine found it to be significantly better than placebo for reducing repetitive phenomena and aggression. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Note: Special Issue: Treatments for People with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Research Perspectives.