ERIC Number: EJ617980
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Pharmacological Treatment of Mood Disturbances, Aggression, and Self-Injury in Persons with Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
King, Bryan H.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v30 n5 p439-45 Oct 2000
This article reviews the psychopharmacological treatment of aggression, mood disturbances, and self-injurious behavior in persons with autistic disorder. It highlights the use of dopaminergic drugs, serotonergic drugs, opioidergic drugs, adrenergic drugs, thymoleptic drugs, and glutamatergic drugs for their potential utility in treating individuals with autism. (Contains references.) (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.