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J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 1994 Winter;6(1):23-9.

A survey of the phenomenology and pharmacotherapy of compulsive and impulsive-aggressive symptoms in Prader-Willi syndrome.

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Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York.

Abstract

Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a congenital disorder characterized by hyperphagia as well as by other behavioral disturbances such as self-mutilation and temper outbursts. Some of these symptoms have been reported to respond to psychotropic medications. A systematic survey was conducted to gather information on the phenomenology and pharmacotherapy of compulsive and impulsive-aggressive symptoms in PWS. Both compulsive and impulsive-aggressive symptoms are frequent in this population. Pharmacotherapeutic intervention may have a role in the management of these symptoms. Rigorous diagnostic and treatment studies should be undertaken in this population.

PMID:
8148633
DOI:
10.1176/jnp.6.1.23
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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