A survey of the Prevalence of Stereotypy, Self-Injury and Aggression in Children and Young Adults with Cri du Chat Syndrome. American Journal of Mental Retardation, 105(3) 1-71. Copyright ©2012 Regents of the University of California. Treatment of Psychiatric and Behavioral Problems in Mental Retardation. Self-Injurious Behavior: Gene-Brain-Behavior Relationships. In Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 7, 3-12. San Diego, CA: San Diego Regional Center for the Developmentally Disabled. Official Web Site of the University of California, San Diego.Some aggression or self-injurious behaviors can be related to persistent, intense, stereotypic movements. Batshaw (Ed.), Children with Disabilities (4th ed., pp. The above listed factors can impact the frequency, intensity, and duration. The potential consequences of aggressive/self-injurious behaviors include bodily injury, death, isolation from family/peers/community, harm to others, development of related psychopathology, and placement in restrictive settings. Olanzapine for Chronic, Stereotypic Self-Injurious Behaviour: a Pilot Study in Seven Adults with Intellectual Disability. In ML Batshaw (Ed.), Children with disabilities (4th ed., pp.
When a specific condition other than (or associated with) the developmental disability can be identified as the cause of the aggressive-like behaviors, the behavioral and pharmacological treatments should address the diagnosis/cause itself, rather than the developmental disability. A wide range of psychotropic medications has been successfully used to help manage psychiatric conditions that lead to aggression/self-injurious behavior. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 19(5), 423-438.