Evidence-Based Psychopharmacologic Interventions for Problem Behaviors in ASD Children Under the Age of Five

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Identifier 2013_DeMoss
Title Evidence-Based Psychopharmacologic Interventions for Problem Behaviors in ASD Children Under the Age of Five
Creator DeMoss, Angela Michelle
Subject Advanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Autistic Disorder; Child Behavior Disorders; Self-Injurious Behavior; Anxiety; Aggression; Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders; Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity; Drug Therapy; Clinical Protocols
Description In 2007 the Centers for Disease Control, found that autistic disorder, Asperger's disorder and pervasive development mental disorder NOS, (referred to collectively as autism spectrum disorders, or ASD), had prevalence rates in the United States of 1:150 children with a male to female ratio of 4.3:1 (Floyd & McIntosh, 2009). These authors note that the incidence of these diagnoses has increased significantly since the 1980's. There is no conclusive explanation for the increase in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in children. One theory suggests that changes in diagnostic criteria after 1990 more accurately detected children with very mild forms of the disorders, as well as those severely affected, who previously would have been categorized simply as mentally retarded (Mash & Barkley, 2006). Currently, the FDA has approved only Risperidal and Abilify for the treatment of ASD-associated irritability, tantruming, self-injury, and aggression; however, these medications are only approved for children five and older or six and older respectively. Most research specifically targets children over the age of five, and only infrequently involves children age four and under. In short, no evidence-based practice protocols for psychopharmacologic treatment of children with ASD under the age of five exist.
Relation is Part of Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2013
Type Text
Rights Management © 2013 College of Nursing, University of Utah
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Collection Nursing Practice Project
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6pz871r
Metadata Cataloger AMT
Setname ehsl_gradnu
Date Created 2014-01-29
Date Modified 2018-01-29
ID 179598
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz871r
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