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A 42-year-old member asked:

Just wondering whether risperidone is good for autism patients?

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Dr. Kathryn Akin
39 years experience
It can be.: This is not an extremely uncommon medication to be used in persons with autism spectrum disorder. It is primarily used to treat extreme irritability and/or aggressive behaviors in these patients.
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Dr. Laurence Pezor
41 years experience
It can be: Risperdol can be very helpful in treating the aggression and irritability patients with autistic spectrum disorders sometimes exhibit. It does not treat the autism its self.
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Last updated Jun 21, 2015

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