ERIC Number: EJ653699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Benzodiazepine Behavioral Side Effects: Review and Implications for Individuals with Mental Retardation.
Kalachnik, John E.; Hanzel, Thomas E.; Sevenich, Robert; Harder, Stuart R.
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v107 n5 p376-410 Sep 2002
A literature review found behavioral side effects occurred for 13% of 446 individuals with mental retardation who were prescribed benzodiazepine for either behavioral or psychiatric conditions (n=138, 17.4%), epilepsy (n=20, 15.4%), or other medical conditions such as myoclonus or cerebral palsy (n=100, 2%). Implications of nonrecognition are discussed. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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