Effects of risperidone on destructive behavior of persons with developmental disabilities: III. Functional analysis

Jennifer R. Zarcone, Steven E. Lindauer, Paige S. Morse, Kimberly A. Crosland, Maria G. Valdovinos, Todd L. McKerchar, R. Matthew Reese, Jessica A. Hellings, Stephen R. Schroeder

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Abstract

Functional analyses were conducted during a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the atypical antipsychotic medication risperidone with 13 individuals. Risperidone was effective in reducing destructive behavior (compared to placebo) for 10 participants. For 7 of these responders, an undifferentiated pattern of responding occurred across their baseline functional analysis conditions (i.e., a similar rate of responding across conditions), and risperidone treatment produced nonspecific reductions of their destructive behavior across functional analysis conditions. For the remaining 3 responders, a differentiated pattern of responding occurred across their baseline functional analysis conditions (i.e., an elevated rate of responding occurred in a specific condition), and risperidone treatment produced function-specific reductions of their destructive behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)310-321
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal on Mental Retardation
Volume109
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Rehabilitation
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Health Professions(all)

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    Zarcone, J. R., Lindauer, S. E., Morse, P. S., Crosland, K. A., Valdovinos, M. G., McKerchar, T. L., Reese, R. M., Hellings, J. A., & Schroeder, S. R. (2004). Effects of risperidone on destructive behavior of persons with developmental disabilities: III. Functional analysis. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 109(4), 310-321. https://doi.org/10.1352/0895-8017(2004)109<310:EORODB>2.0.CO;2