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Autism Treatment: Medicine

Overview

Medication cannot cure autism, but there are two FDA approved options, Aripiprazole and Risperidone, for managing the immediate symptoms of autism. Others, such as fluoxetine (Prozac), are prescribed for managing any associated depression, anxiety, or disruptive behavior.

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Effect of Fluoxetine (Prozac) on Autism

Fluoxetine may be prescribed to help reduce some of the symptoms of autism. It is an antidepressants that may be used to reduce anxiety in those with autism.

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Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on Autism

In healthy people, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has been shown to enhance neurological function, improving attention, reaction times, and word recall. It is now being explored in the treatment...

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