Lithium Responsive Manic‐like Symptoms in Two Individuals With Autism and Mental Retardation

RONALD STEINGARD, JOSEPH BIEDERMAN

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Abstract

This report describes the diagnosis, course, and pharmacological treatment of two patients, ages 7 and 20, with infantile autism and mental retardation, who developed acute episodes of manic‐like symptoms. Diagnostic and treatment considerations in individuals with autism who develop these type of symptoms are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)932-935
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • autism
  • lithium
  • mania
  • mental retardation

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