ERIC Number: EJ673085
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
Brief Report: Clonazepam Behavioral Side Effects with an Individual with Mental Retardation.
Kalachnik, John E.; Hanzel, Thomas E.; Sevenich, Robert; Harder, Stuart R.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v33 n3 p349-54 Jun 2003
This article describes an individual (age 49) with mental retardation who experienced behavioral exacerbation associated with clonazepam prescribed at 2 mg/day to treat aggression, self-injurious behavior, property destruction, and screaming. When clonazepam was reduced and discontinued, these behaviors significantly decreased from 3.1% of intervals to 0.1% of intervals. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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