Jason C. Bourret
Eileen M. Roscoe, Susan Langer
Date of Award
Master of Science
Department or Academic Unit
Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology.
Abilify, Medication, Psychotropic, Risperidone
Autistic youth - Behavior modification, Psychotropic drugs - Physiological effect
Social and Behavioral Sciences
A variety of psychotropic medications are used to decrease problem behavior in children and adults with autism-spectrum disorders. Although some research indicates that medication can differentially affect topographies of behavior with differing response classes, there is limited research that presents systematic data on the specific behavior-altering effects of these drugs. In the present study, we examined the relations between doses of psychotropic medication and levels of a number of different topographies of behavior. Findings are discussed as a step toward a data-driven method of prescribing, titrating, and tapering psychotropic medication.
Mato Topa Augustine
Augustine, Mato Topa, "Analysis of the effects of psychotropic medication on the behavior of individuals diagnosed with autism" (2010). Applied Behavioral Analysis Master's Theses. Paper 34. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20000636
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