Drugs Aimed At Autism’s Core Features Show Promise

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[Source: Disability Scoop]

New research suggests that medications targeting a hormone may lead to improved socialization and behavior in those with autism.

Results from two studies on treatments related to the hormone vasopressin — one looking at adults on the spectrum and another looking at children — are showing promise.

“We might finally have an agent that will target these core features that are very hard to treat,” said Antonio Hardan, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University and a senior author of the research looking at kids.

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