Metoprolol for aggressive behavior in persons with mental retardation

T. Kastner, K. Burlingham, D. L. Friedman

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Abstract

Persons with mental retardation sometimes exhibit behaviors that are difficult to control. Use of neuroleptic medications may be limited by side effects or ineffectiveness. Beta blockers such as propranolol and metoprolol have been shown to decrease aggressive and impulsive behaviors in some patients with mental retardation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1585-1588
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican family physician
Volume42
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990

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  • Family Practice

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    Kastner, T., Burlingham, K., & Friedman, D. L. (1990). Metoprolol for aggressive behavior in persons with mental retardation. American family physician, 42(6), 1585-1588.