ERIC Number: EJ617979
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Commentary: Considerations on the Pharmacological Treatment of Compulsions and Stereotypies with Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors in Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
Gordon, C. T.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v30 n5 p437-38 Oct 2000
This commentary discusses study results that indicate the nonselective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) clomipramine is more efficacious than the relatively selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor desipramine and placebo in treating repetitive or ritualized behaviors in children with autism. The need for concurrent genetic and biochemical studies is emphasized. (Contains three references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue: Treatments for People with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Research Perspectives.