Autism spectrum disorder: co-morbid symptoms management

Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by deficits in social communication and social reciprocity, as well as repetitive behavior and restricted interests.

(Q.1): Which of the following stimulant is shown to have negative net benefit score (benefit minus adverse) in autism spectrum disorder?

(Q.2): Which of the following antipsychotics is shown to have better net benefit score (benefit minus adverse) in patients with autism spectrum disorder (compared to other antipsychotics)?

(Q.3): Which of the following statement is not correct regarding the use of psychotropic medications in patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?


Answers:

(1): (d) amphetamine/ dextroamphetamine (Adderall)

(2): (a) risperidone

(3): (c) There are no FDA approved medications for autism related irritability. 


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