What is it about?
This systematic review and meta-analysis investigated the effects of risperidone on five domains of the Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC) scale on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as weight gain and waist circumference.
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Why is it important?
Although risperidone is effective for the treatment of lethargy and inadequate speech, concerns about the association between weight gain, waist circumference and risperidone require a need for evaluation of the risk-benefit ratio in its use. There was a significant association between weight gain, waist circumference and risperidone.
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This page is a summary of: Effects of risperidone in autistic children and young adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Current Neuropharmacology, May 2020, Bentham Science Publishers, DOI: 10.2174/1570159x18666200529151741.
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