Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology
Case Report

Tic disorder developing following risperidone in a child with oppositional defiant disorder


Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Gaziantep Dr. Ersin Arslan Training and Research Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey


Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Health Sciences, Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology 2018; 28: 113-115
DOI: 10.1080/24750573.2017.1387406
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Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), one of the psychiatric disorders frequently encountered in childhood, is a disruptive behaviour disorder involving emotional and behavioural problems. Children with ODD may experience difficulty in controlling anger and are generally disobedient and defiant of other people. Risperidone, an atypical antipsychotic agent is a dopamine and serotonin 2A receptor antagonist, is used in the treatment of disruptive behavioural disorders in which aggressive or other disruptive behaviours predominate (aggressive symptoms, self-harm, anger episodes, sudden mood changes, etc.). We discuss a case of tic disorder developing following risperidone use during treatment of a child diagnosed with ODD.

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