Mirtazapine treatment in a subject with autistic disorder and fetishism


Coskun M. , Mukaddes N. M.

JOURNAL OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, vol.18, no.2, pp.206-209, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/cap.2007.0014
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.206-209

Abstract

The presence of inappropriate sexual behaviors in individuals with autistic disorder is one of the important factors disturbing their social adaptation and distressing their families and environment. Therefore, appropriate management of these behaviors seems necessary. This case report describes a 13-year-old male with diagnosis of autistic disorder and fetishistic behavior. His fetishistic behavior was treated successfully using mirtazapine 15 mg/day. The clinical picture and efficacy of mirtazapine will be discussed.