Psychiatry Journal / 2014 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Adverse Effects of Risperidone in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in a Naturalistic Clinical Setting at Siriraj Hospital, Thailand

Table 1

Sample characteristics.

Characteristics

Gender: male, (%) 35 (77.8)
Mean (SD) age at starting risperidone, years 8.15 (2.98)
Mean (SD) dose of risperidone, mg/day 0.94 (0.74)
Mean (SD) duration of treatment, months 36.8 (27.8)
Indications for treatment with risperidone
 Hyperactivity, (%)30 (66.7)
 Aggression, (%)5 (11.1)
 Hyperactivity and aggression, (%)9 (20.0)
 Irritability, (%)1 (2.2)
Other medications prescribed
 None, (%)31 (68.9)
 Methylphenidate, (%)14 (31.1)