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A clinical case series of six extremely aggressive youths treated with olanzapine

Anckarsäter, Henrik LU ; Råstam, Maria LU and Gillberg, Christopher (2002) In European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 11(3). p.138-141
Abstract
Olanzapine is an atypical neuroleptic drug with mood-stabilising properties and few of the side effects commonly associated with conventional neuroleptic treatment. We used olanzapine, 5-20 mg/day, to treat severe aggression in six non-psychotic teenage boys with neuropsychiatric disorders. All but one started to respond within one week. The therapeutic effect in four of the patients clearly outweighed the side effects (weight gain and sedation). The subjects described a markedly increased sense of well being during the olanzapine treatment.
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Olanzapine, violence, aggression, adolescents, neuropsychiatry
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European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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11
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3
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138 - 141
publisher
Springer Medizin
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  • pmid:12369774
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1435-165X
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10.1007/s00787-002-0265-3
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English
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  author       = {Anckarsäter, Henrik and Råstam, Maria and Gillberg, Christopher},
  issn         = {1435-165X},
  keyword      = {Olanzapine,violence,aggression,adolescents,neuropsychiatry},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {138--141},
  publisher    = {Springer Medizin},
  series       = {European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry},
  title        = {A clinical case series of six extremely aggressive youths treated with olanzapine},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00787-002-0265-3},
  volume       = {11},
  year         = {2002},
}