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This appendix provides more information about medications that may be prescribed to treat specific symptoms associated with autistic spectrum disorders. Being listed in this appendix does not mean that a particular medication is recommended for these disorders, but it’s important to know as much as possible about drugs you may hear about or be prescribed.