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Lexapro for Pervasive Developmental Disorders

An open-label trial of es... [J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2005] - PubMed - NCBI

OBJECTIVE:
To assess the effect of escitalopram in the treatment of pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs).

METHOD:
This 10-week study had a forced titration, open-label design. Twenty-eight subjects (mean age 125.1 +/- 33.5 months) with a PDD received escitalopram at a dose that increased weekly to a maximum dose of 20 mg as tolerated. The Aberrant Behavior Checklist-Community Version (ABC-CV) and the Clinical Global Impression scale (CGI) were used to assess outcome.



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