Geodon (ziprasidone)

definition of Geodon (ziprasidone): Geodon® is an antipsychotic medication that may be prescribed for people with autism to help reduce hyperactivity, aggression, self-abusive behavior, temper tantrums, lability (mood swings), social withdrawal, and repetitive behaviors. Ziprasidone is currently in clinical trials to test effectiveness in children with autism. Some children have improved with treatment. Ziprasidone is indicated for schizophrenia, bipolar mania, and agitation in people with schizophrenia. Ziprasidone works as a dopamine and serotonin type 2 antagonist, and has other effects on the nervous system.

Pediatric Psychiatrist