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Titolo:
The use of psychotropic medication for people with severe disabilities andchallenging behavior: Current status and future directions
Autore:
Kennedy, CH; Meyer, KA;
Indirizzi:
Vanderbilt Univ, Peabody Coll, Dept Special Educ, Nashville, TN 37203 USA Vanderbilt Univ Nashville TN USA 37203 cial Educ, Nashville, TN 37203 USA E Carolina Univ, Greenville, NC 27858 USA E Carolina Univ Greenville NC USA 27858 na Univ, Greenville, NC 27858 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR PERSONS WITH SEVERE HANDICAPS
fascicolo: 2, volume: 23, anno: 1998,
pagine: 83 - 97
SICI:
0749-1425(199822)23:2<83:TUOPMF>2.0.ZU;2-L
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
MENTALLY-RETARDED PERSONS; SELF-INJURIOUS-BEHAVIOR; COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES; PRADER-WILLI-SYNDROME; TARDIVE-DYSKINESIA; DRUG-USE; HANDICAPPED PATIENTS; AGGRESSIVE-BEHAVIOR; RATIO SCHEDULES; D-AMPHETAMINE;
Keywords:
challenging behavior; psychotropic medication; developmental disabilities; behavioral pharmacology;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
160
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Kennedy, CH Vanderbilt203iv, Peabody Coll, Dept Special Educ, Box 328, Nashville, TN 37 Vanderbilt Univ Box 328 Nashville TN USA 37203 ashville, TN 37
Citazione:
C.H. Kennedy e K.A. Meyer, "The use of psychotropic medication for people with severe disabilities andchallenging behavior: Current status and future directions", J ASSN PERS, 23(2), 1998, pp. 83-97

Abstract

People with severe disabilities who engage in challenging behavior are often prescribed psychotropic medication as a form of intervention Although the goal of the medication is to reduce challenging behavior, limited empirical evidence is available to support the we of psychotropic intervention forpeople with severe disabilities. However, across a range of drug classes basic research suggests that many psychotropic medications selectively affect dimensions of behavior that could be of benefit in reducing challenging behavior. Currently, researchers cannot demonstrate whether most drugs prescribed to reduce challenging behavior are effective or predict when adverse side effects will emerge from their use. In this article we review the basic literature on behavioral pharmacology and integrate those findings with existing applied research to update JASH readers regarding the status of psychotropic medication. From this review, we present a set of suggestions that include: (a) improving research practices, (b) increasing the diversity of individuals involved in decision-making processes regarding medication use, and (c) developing consumer-friendly strategies for monitoring drug effects.

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