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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Psychopharmacological Treatments (Overview)

Psychopharmacologic medications might be useful to help with the core behavioral/environmental interventions in children with autism spectrum disorders. Psychopharmacologic medications do not treat autism itself and should be considered only after educational and behavioral interventions are underway. Medications should be used to target specific symptoms, and the symptoms should be measured over time to monitor whether the treatments are worthwhile. Children with autism spectrum disorders are more sensitive to these medicines and more likely to have side effects than other children. Parents should know that many of these medications are being used off-label (at this time, only_risperidone_and_aripiprazole_are approved by the FDA for use in children with autism spectrum disorders).


Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
439 doctors shared insights

Psychopharmacological Treatments (Overview)

Psychopharmacologic medications might be useful to help with the core behavioral/environmental interventions in children with autism spectrum disorders. Psychopharmacologic medications do not treat autism itself and should be considered only after educational and behavioral interventions are underway. Medications should be used to target specific symptoms, and the symptoms should be measured over time to monitor whether the treatments are worthwhile. Children with autism spectrum disorders are more sensitive to these medicines and more likely to have side effects than other children. Parents should know that many of these medications are being used off-label (at this time, only_risperidone_and_aripiprazole_are approved by the FDA for use in children with autism spectrum disorders).


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Where is the treatment available in the u.S. ?

Question?: I am so sorry, but your question does not give me enough information to answer. What treatment are you referring to? Please re-ask your question? ...Read more

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S.G.P.T level is 81 what treatment should I take?

S.G.P.T level is 81 what treatment should I take?

Find cause: Hi. Wow, for a young patient, you're using an antiquated terminology! SGPT is now referred to (and for YEARS has been) as ALT. ALT is liver specific. Why it is elevated needs evaluation, but can include fatty liver, viral hepatitides, iron overload, autoimmune hepatitis, etc. Treatment very much depends on underlying etiology. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for cushing’s syndrome?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for cushing’s syndrome?

Depends: The treatment options depend on the cause of the cushing's syndrome. If the cause is due to overuse of steroids, then the treatment is to lower the dose. This is the best case scenario. Other treatment options involve: surgery (pros: cure possible, cons: surgery +/- complications), radiation therapy (cons: side effects), medications (cons: usually not a cure, side effects from med)... ...Read more

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What is the treatment for raynaud’s?

What is the treatment for raynaud’s?

Hands & feet warm: Keep your hands and feet warm. When exposed to cold weather, wear warm gloves and stockings. Use chemical warmers for hands and feet. Medication, (vasodilators) may help but not too much. ...Read more

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What was cataract treatment like in the 1900's? How has it improved since then?

What was cataract treatment like in the 1900's? How has it improved since then?

Risky: Starting just prior to 1900, topical anesthesia was available so cataract surgery could be performed painlessly. The procedure at the time involved opening the eye and bluntly removing the entire lens and hoping that would be all that would exit the eye. A strong eyeglass was required afterwards. Now with ultrasound and microscopes, etc. cataract removal can be done safely and predictably. ...Read more

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What would be proper treatment for someone who suffers from m.s. and has a frozen hip?

What would be proper treatment for someone who suffers from m.s. and has a frozen hip?

2 areas: 1. As always, treat the MS with a potent disease modifying agent, such as Gilenya, Tysabri, (natalizumab) or Lemtrada. 2. The hip issue is not caused by the MS but needs orthopedic attention, and if surgery needed, there is NO contra-indication for anesthesia or surgery. Neither will affect the MS. ...Read more

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Does an elevated systolic BP need treatment if diastolic in 70's. How is this treated to prevent diastolic getting pushed too low?

Yes...: Systolic is the one which causes acute problem....has to be controlled. Diastolic is related to the atherosclerotic stiffness of your vascularsystem.....it is good that , yours is low. There are some disease entities where only systolic high pressure occurs......your PMD will look for them. ...Read more