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Aripiprazole and Autism

By Research Autism

Summary

This online article describes and evaluates aripiprazole, an atypical antipsychotic medication which can be prescribed to people on the autism spectrum to address challenging behaviors.

The article indicates that there is very strong evidence to suggest that aripiprazole can be useful in the treatment of challenging behaviors in children on the autism spectrum, but it also notes that there is very strong evidence of significant side effects.

Research Autism was a charity funding research in autism interventions. Research Autism’s information services have been absorbed by the National Autistic Society (NAS). Founded in 1962, the NAS “provide[s] information, support and pioneering services, and campaign[s] for a better world for autistic people. [Website]

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Subject(s)

This online article is in English

Publication:

Research Autism
United Kingdom
2016

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