An update on pharmacotherapy for autism spectrum disorder in children and adolescents

@article{Ji2015AnUO,
  title={An update on pharmacotherapy for autism spectrum disorder in children and adolescents},
  author={Na Young Ji and Robert L. Findling},
  journal={Current Opinion in Psychiatry},
  year={2015},
  volume={28},
  pages={91–101}
}
Purpose of review Although there is no known efficacious pharmacotherapy for core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), psychotropic medications are commonly prescribed for behavioral/emotional symptoms associated with ASD. We reviewed current evidence-based pharmacotherapy options and updates from recent noteworthy studies. Recent findings Atypical antipsychotics, particularly risperidone and aripiprazole, are effective in reducing irritability, stereotypy and hyperactivity. Metabolic… 
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