List of Questions to Ask Before Considering Medication

by Autism Spectrum Directory Question 1. Is there a formal diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder? Yes -> Go to next question No -> Ask your doctor to refer for a full assessment Question 2. Have you removed any potential environmental factors that could be impacting symptoms of the autism spectrum disorder, such as food allergies … Continue reading

Medications (Psychopharmacology) for an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Dr. Andrés Martin Yale University Psychotropic medications can be an important part of the treatment of children and adolescents with autism-spectrum disorders. Dr. Andrés Martin reviews target symptoms that can be successfully treated with medications. Lecture Notes 1. General Considerations Prevalence –          Medication use is widespread –          Many medications have been tried, some helpful, some … Continue reading