Medication Reference Tables

Note: The following tables are part of a Medical Reference article. Please see the full article for additional information relating to these tables.

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The latest data on medications for PDD symptoms

The following three tables summarize what’s currently known about medications that address some symptoms of autism and other ASDs. They were adapted with permission from “New Findings on the Causes and Treatment of Autism” by Dr. Mark Potenza and Dr. Christopher McDougle, a 1997 article published in the medical journalCNS Spectrums (Copyright © 1997, Medical Broadcast Limited). They are based on information from the latest studies of