Characterization of Medication Use in a Multicenter Sample of Pediatric Inpatients with Autism Spectrum Disorder

For The Autism And Developmental Disorders Inpatient Research Collaborative (Addirc)

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Abstract

Nearly 11% of youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) undergo psychiatric hospitalization, and 65% are treated with psychotropic medication. Here we characterize psychotropic medication usage in subjects enrolled in the Autism Inpatient Collection. Participant psychotropic medication usage rates topped 90% at admission and discharge, though there was a decline at 2-month follow-up. Antipsychotics, ADHD medications, and sleep aids were the most commonly reported classes of medications. The impact of age, gender, and non-verbal IQ on medication usage rates was minimal, though age and IQ may play a role in prescribing practices. Future work is indicated to explore medication usage trends, the impact of clinical factors on medication use rates, and the safety of psychotropic medications in youth with ASD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3711-3719
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume48
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018

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Inpatients
Pediatrics
Autistic Disorder
Antipsychotic Agents
Psychiatry
Sleep
Hospitalization
Safety
Autism Spectrum Disorder

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  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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For The Autism And Developmental Disorders Inpatient Research Collaborative (Addirc). / Characterization of Medication Use in a Multicenter Sample of Pediatric Inpatients with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2018 ; Vol. 48, No. 11. pp. 3711-3719.
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Characterization of Medication Use in a Multicenter Sample of Pediatric Inpatients with Autism Spectrum Disorder. / For The Autism And Developmental Disorders Inpatient Research Collaborative (Addirc).

In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Vol. 48, No. 11, 01.11.2018, p. 3711-3719.

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