Autism spectrum disorder is a neuro-developmental disorder characterized by deficits in social communication and social reciprocity, as well as repetitive behavior and restricted interests.
First line treatment is non-pharmacological based on behavioral modification strategies. This post will briefly summarize the pharmacological management of autism spectrum disorder in the following diagram:
Physician’s Guide for Clinical Psychiatry course contains more detailed information on this topic in following chapter:
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This chapter will summarize the treatment options for following co-morbid symptoms in autism spectrum disorder (medications rated from high to low benefit rating):
Agitation and irritability.
Attention, Hyperactivity and Cognition.
Tics/ abnormal movements.
Insomnia: (a) falling asleep, (b) staying asleep.
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