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The Pharmacological Treatment of Autistic Spectrum Disorders

  • Thomas Owley

Abstract

What role do medications play in the overall treatment of autistic spectrum disorders? In this review, the decision-making process involving identifying symptoms, initiating a pharmacological intervention, and monitoring that process is discussed. A review of the literature with an emphasis on controlled trials in autistic spectrum disorders is also undertaken.

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Please direct all correspondence to: Thomas B. Owley, MD, University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Office W451, 5841 South Maryland Avenue M/C 3077, Chicago, IL 60637. Tel: 773-702-4536; Fax: 773-702-9929; E-mail: towley@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu.

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