Psychopharmacology in autism: An update

  title={Psychopharmacology in autism: An update},
  author={Roberto Canitano and Valeria Scandurra},
  journal={Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry},
Autism spectrum disorders are characterized by impairment in social reciprocity, disturbances in language and communication, restricted interests and repetitive behaviors of various types, as defined by the DSM-IV. The neurobiological bases of these disorders are poorly understood, although several abnormalities have been found. Pharmacotherapy in autism spectrum disorders lacks a solid, reliable neurobiological basis and at present it is mainly directed at the so-called associated behavioral… CONTINUE READING


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