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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Study: Little Evidence Medication Intervention Helps Teens & Young Adults With Autism; Asperger's Diagnosis Will Disappear; Gross Motor Activities For Children With Autism

Don't allow disabilities to limit your life. Open up your abilities...Jerry Komar, Editor

Little Evidence Medications Are Effective For Teens and Young Adults With Autism

Vanderbilt University researchers reported there little proof medications help teens and young adults with autism.

Their report was based on reviewing over 4,500 studies focusing on outcomes, including side effect, of medical, behavioral, educational and vocational interventions. They found limited evidence that supports the use of medications such as antipsychotics to help reduce problem behaviors. In fact, the "harms" associated with the use of these medications included sedation and weight gain.

"We need to do more research to be able to understand how to treat core symptoms of autism," said DR. Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, M.D.

Autism Definition To Enlarge As Asperger's Disappears