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Project Title

Project Title

Open label risperidone in children and adolescents with autistic disorder

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Kolevzon, Alexander

Description

Description

Although behavioral and educational therapies and a variety of medications may help manage some symptoms of autism, there are no FDA-approved treatments for the disorder. However, atypical antipsychotics have emerged as promising therapies for the behavioral symptoms of autistic disorder. Risperidone, the most rigorously studied of the atypical antipsychotics, is effective for serious behavioral problems in autistic disorder. In this study, risperidone efficacy in reducing irritability and associated behaviors will be assessed in children and adolescents who fulfill DSM-IV and Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI) criteria.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

244

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 4LC. Conduct at least one study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of medications commonly used in the treatment of co-occurring conditions or specific behavioral issues in people with ASD by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $10,000,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Open label risperidone in children and adolescents with autistic disorder (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

State/Country

State/Country

New York

Project Number

Project Number

5M01RR000071-46

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

N/A

 
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