Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience 2019; 17(4): 556-558  
Hypertension Induced by Aripiprazole Use in an Autistic Child Patient
Aylin Deniz Uzun, Şermin Yalın Sapmaz, Masum Öztürk, Hasan Kandemir
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey
Correspondence to: Aylin Deniz Uzun
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Hafsa Sultan Hospital, College of Medicine, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey
*This case was presented as a poster in Turkish language in the 4. Prof. Dr. Selahattin Şenol Bahar Okulu between March 29, 2018 and April 1, 2018.
Received: April 19, 2018; Revised: July 20, 2018; Accepted: August 18, 2018; Published online: November 30, 2019.
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Atypical antipsychotics in children and adolescents are widely used for aggression, emotional variability and psychosis treatment. Aripiprazole is also an atypical antipsychotic that increasingly used in children and adolescents with schizophrenia, autism and bipolar disorder. In this case report, a medically healthy patient with autism associated with behavioral problems is presented with the development of hypertension after the onset of aripiprazole and the return of blood pressure to normal levels after withdrawal of the drug. The purpose of this case study is to discuss and report the emergence of aripiprazole-induced hypertension as a side effect of drugs in children and adolescents.
Keywords: Child; Hypertension; Autistic disorder; Aripiprazole.

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