Systematic review and guide to management of core and psychiatric symptoms in youth with autism

  title={Systematic review and guide to management of core and psychiatric symptoms in youth with autism},
  author={Stephanie H. Ameis and Caroline Kassee and Patricia Corbett-Dick and Lynn L Cole and S Dadhwal and Meng-Chuan Lai and Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele and Christoph U. Correll},
  journal={Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
Evidence‐based guidance of clinical decision‐making for the management of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is lacking, particularly for co‐occurring psychiatric symptoms. This review evaluates treatment evidence for six common symptom targets in children/adolescents with ASD and provides a resource to facilitate application of the evidence to clinical practice. 

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