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Can autism make a child violent or aggressive?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
But keep in mind most people with autism are not aggressive.
Aggressive episodes can be triggered by changes in routine, overwhelming anxiety, someone not allowing the person to engage in his or her desired behavior, or being in pain (e.g. Having an ear infection). Aggression in autism can also sometimes take the form of the person being aggressive to him/herself (self injurious behavior).

In brief: Yes
But keep in mind most people with autism are not aggressive.
Aggressive episodes can be triggered by changes in routine, overwhelming anxiety, someone not allowing the person to engage in his or her desired behavior, or being in pain (e.g. Having an ear infection). Aggression in autism can also sometimes take the form of the person being aggressive to him/herself (self injurious behavior).
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
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Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Medications have recently been fda approved to treat aggression in autism.
You should consult a child psychiatrist or pediatrician who is familiar with autism.

In brief: Yes
Medications have recently been fda approved to treat aggression in autism.
You should consult a child psychiatrist or pediatrician who is familiar with autism.
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Thank
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