List of Research for Lexapro (Escitalopram) as an Autism Treatment

2010 Research

A Pharmacogenetic Study of Escitalopram in Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • A forced titration, open-label, genotype-blind study
  • Included 58 children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders
  • Focused on the expression level of serotonin transporter polymorphism promoter region (5-HTTPLR) and response to Lexapro (escitalopram) based upon changes in the Aberrant Behavior Checklist-Irritability subscale

2005 Research

An Open-Label Trial of Escitalopram in Pervasive Developmental Disorders

  • A forced titration, open-label study
  • Included 28 children with autism spectrum disorders
  • Focused on the efficacy of Lexapro (escitalopram) as an autism treatment based upon scores on the Aberrant Behavior Checklist-Community Version subscale and the Clinical Global Impression scale


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