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ERIC Number: EJ900409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Reporting of Medication Information in Applied Studies of People with Autism
Weeden, Marc; Porter, Lindsay K.; Durgin, Amy; Redner, Ryan N.; Kestner, Kathryn M.; Costello, Mack; Cleary, Kathleen; Edwards, Timothy L.; Hayes, Sarah M.; Poling, Alan
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v5 n1 p108-111 Jan-Mar 2011
The present research determined if articles describing attempts to improve the behavior of people with autism reported whether or not participants were receiving medication and, if so, whether an interaction between the intervention and the medication was mentioned. Fifty-one articles published from 2004 through 2008 were examined. Information regarding medication was provided in 18% of these articles, none of which mentioned an interaction. Very little is known regarding interactions between nonpharmacological interventions and psychotropic (or other) medications, but some studies demonstrate that interactions can occur. Given this possibility, and the fact that information regarding medications received by participants is easy to obtain and report, it appears worthwhile to include this information in published articles. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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