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Which is the new medication for treating autism in children and teenagers?

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Dr. James Wells
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In brief: Abilify (aripiprazole) for symptoms

In my experience, Abilify (aripiprazole) can often ameliorate the irritability of some children who have a diagnosis of autism.
Suramin, used for years as an anti protozoan agent, has shown some promise in mice for reversing some aspects of a theoretic cause of autism and is apparently now in human clinical trials. Perhaps this is what you had in mind when asking about a new autism medication.

In brief: Abilify (aripiprazole) for symptoms

In my experience, Abilify (aripiprazole) can often ameliorate the irritability of some children who have a diagnosis of autism.
Suramin, used for years as an anti protozoan agent, has shown some promise in mice for reversing some aspects of a theoretic cause of autism and is apparently now in human clinical trials. Perhaps this is what you had in mind when asking about a new autism medication.
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