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Agomelatine monotherapy for autism-A case report
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-22, 04:17 authored by Naguy, A, Saxby PridmoreSaxby Pridmore, Jamali, MA, Hasan, AE, Alamiri, B
ASD is commonly associated with a host of challenging behaviours. Pharmacotherapy is indicated if psycho-social and educational interventions fail. Atypical antipsychotics have the strongest evidence-base so far, with both risperidone and aripiprazole are FDA-approved. Unfortunately, their use is fraught with metabolic and neuro-hormonal side effects. Here, authors report on a case of ASD/mild ID with behavioural dyscontrol that failed multiple psychotropic trials and ultimately responded favourably to agomelatine monotherapy. This was achieved with excellent tolerability. This might open new venues in such complicated cases.
Publication titlePsychopharmacology Bulletin
Department/SchoolTasmanian School of Medicine
Place of publicationUnited States