Psychotropic medication use in children with autism in the Kentucky Medicaid population.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study reviewed Kentucky Medicaid claims data for children with autism spectrum disorders to determine psychotropic drug (PTD) use in this population. Children with autism spectrum disorders (ICD-9 code 299.XX) in 3 different age-groups from 2005 to 2008 were identified; PTD use was defined as at least 1 prescription per year. PTD use in all age ranges was higher than in previously reported studies. High PTD use in children between 1 and 5 years is particularly of concern and may reflect perceived inadequacies of comprehensive educational/behavioral services for these children.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Williams, PG; Woods, C; Stevenson, M; Davis, DW; Radmacher, P; Smith, M

Published Date

  • October 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 923 - 927

PubMed ID

  • 22492834

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2707

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0009922812440837


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States