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What is the autism medication treatment for children and teenagers?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: A None I'm aware of
Autism, or the expanded spectrum, label placed on kids or adults with behaviors & differences in function that fit a specific pattern.
There is no medication that i'm aware of for autism, although many have been tried over the years. Each patient may have individual needs based on testing & exam that would deserve medications. These would be prescribed & monitored on a case by case basis.

In brief: A None I'm aware of
Autism, or the expanded spectrum, label placed on kids or adults with behaviors & differences in function that fit a specific pattern.
There is no medication that i'm aware of for autism, although many have been tried over the years. Each patient may have individual needs based on testing & exam that would deserve medications. These would be prescribed & monitored on a case by case basis.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Medications are used
For comorbid psychiatric & neurodevelopmental disorders, commonly found in children & teens with ad +/- intellectual disability, who tend to be very sensitive to psychotropic medications & respond to very low doses.
Adhd, anxiety disorders, irritability & depression are most common. Stimulants, non- stimulants, neuroleptics, & ssri's are used. R-baclofen helps social withdrawal in fragile x.

In brief: Medications are used
For comorbid psychiatric & neurodevelopmental disorders, commonly found in children & teens with ad +/- intellectual disability, who tend to be very sensitive to psychotropic medications & respond to very low doses.
Adhd, anxiety disorders, irritability & depression are most common. Stimulants, non- stimulants, neuroleptics, & ssri's are used. R-baclofen helps social withdrawal in fragile x.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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