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ERIC Number: EJ900447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Antipsychotic Drug Side Effects for Persons with Intellectual Disability
Matson, Johnny L.; Mahan, Sara
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v31 n6 p1570-1576 Nov-Dec 2010
Antipsychotic drugs are the most frequently prescribed of the psychotropic drugs among the intellectually disabled (ID) population. Given their widespread use, efforts to systematically assess and report side effects are warranted. Specific scaling methods such as the "Matson Evaluation of Side Effects" ("MEDS"), the "Abnormal Inventory Movement Scale" ("AIMS"), and "Dyskinesia Identification System Condensed User Scale" ("DISCUS") are reviewed. Symptom patterns and a focus on additional research are discussed. While progress has been made, more and more systematic methods to research these problems are necessary.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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