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Autism's Drug Problem

Many People on the Spectrum Take Multiple Medications — Which Can Lead to Serious Side Effects and May Not Even be Effective

By Gravitz, Lauren

Summary

This online article discusses the use of prescription medications to treat people on the autism spectrum. It expresses concerns about various issues, including the use of combinations of multiple medications that have not been studied and may interact. However, it notes that medication use and even polypharmacy can be effective if managed appropriately.

Spectrum News offers information about new developments in autism research, as well as discussion of trends and controversies in research. Spectrum News began as part of SFARI.org, and receives funding from the SFARI foundation.

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Subject(s)

This online article is in English

Publication:

Spectrum News
2017

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