Self-injurious behaviour occurs in between 4 and 10% of those who have intellectual disability. An emerging literature demonstrates comorbidity between self-injury and stereotyped and compulsive behaviours and some genetically determined syndromes. Although there is evidence for the efficacy of both psychopharmacology and applied behaviour analytic approaches these are rarely combined in research strategies or intervention studies.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Current Opinion in Psychiatry|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2005|
- autism spectrum disorder
- self-injurious behaviour
- behavioural intervention
- behavioural phenotypes