Debra Friedman
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Metoprolol for aggressive behavior in persons with mental retardation.

Kastner T, Burlingham K, Friedman DL
Am Fam Physician. 1990 42 (6): 1585-8

PMID: 2244550

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.

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Adolescent Adult Aggression Humans Hyperkinesis Intellectual Disability Male Metoprolol

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