ERIC Number: EJ617983
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Commentary: Considerations on the Pharmacotherapy of Attention Deficits and Hyperactivity in Children with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
Nicolson, Rob; Castellanos, F. Xavier
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v30 n5 p461-62 Oct 2000
This commentary discusses the use of pharmacological treatments to reduce over activity and hyperactivity in children with autism. While it concedes that some medications, particularly antipsychotics, can effectively reduce over activity, it cautions that the effects of psychotropic medications on inattention remain poorly defined and stresses the need for more research. (Contains eight 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.