Pharmacological management of core and comorbid symptoms in autism-spectrum disorder

Rachel Elvins, Jonathan Green

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    In this article we review the evidence base and practical experience supporting the use of psychopharmacological treatments for autism-spectrum disorders across the lifespan. Recent advances in knowledge are highlighted, as are the shortcomings of published data in this field. Psychosocial and educational interventions remain the core of treatment, but there is now evidence that medication management is a good option for certain domains of behaviour. We discuss the evidence in terms of symptom clusters, including the underlying social deficit of autism and common psychiatric comorbidities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)349-360
    Number of pages11
    JournalAdvances in Psychiatric Treatment
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2010


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