Pediatric Neurology

Autism Spectrum Disorder

A 12-year-old with autism is taking Risperidone 0.25 mg 3x per day with increased aggressive behaviors and elevated prolactin. Sending him to psychiatry locally, but I will provide care in the interim—likely for months.

I note some allergy symptoms, which are being treated with loratadine and a nasal spray in case discomfort is causing his increased symptoms. However, increased aggression predated the allergy symptoms.
Attached are my visit notes and the only behavioral health notes in his chart, which were from 3 years ago. Recent labs are attached as well.

Is there anything I could do to address this? For family education, what might be the cause?

Pediatric Neurology Autism Spectrum Disorder

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