Research Lacking on Drugs for Older Children With Autism, Study Finds
[Source: Health Day via US News and World Report]
More and more children are growing up with autism, and although many treatments and interventions are now available, clinical studies on the use of medications in teens and young adults are lacking, according to new research.
“The majority of (older) individuals with autism spectrum disorders appear to be taking medications that we have very little evidence for,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, medical director of the Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders at the Vanderbilt Brain Institute in Nashville, Tenn.
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