A girl with increased writing and painting activities associated with Turner's syndrome and autistic spectrum disorder


1 Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Associate Professor of Iran University of Medical Science, Mental Health Research Center of Tehran Psychiatric Institute, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Psychiatry, Research Center for Addiction and Behavioral Sciences, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran


This report describes the findings on the evaluation of a 9-year-old girl with disabling and pronounced increased writing and painting activities associated with Turner's syndrome and autistic spectrum disorder. She spent most of the time doing these activities which affected not only her academic performance, but also social relationships. A comprehensive treatment plan consists of both biological and psychological aspects, is the main point of this case. Low dose of risperidone (0.5 mg/day) was started to decrease the patient's stereotypic behaviors. Sertraline (12.5 mg/day) was prescribed for her phobia. She was also referred to an occupational therapist in order to improve her social skills.


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