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Last Updated: July 10, 2003





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Medication Resources

RX List of Prescription Drugs

Health Square/PDR Family Guide to Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drug Library at MedBroadcost.com

Electronic Orange Book: Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations



Medication and Autism

Studies of the Pharmacological Treatment of Autism: SSRIs

Brain Imaging Reveals New Information about Medications Commonly Used to Treat Children with Autism

Pediatric Psychopharmacology: Autism

Pharmacotherapy and Autism: References

Common Medications to Treat Autism

Pediatric Psychopharmacology: Autism

Two drug therapy algorithms target autismís problem behaviors, from Current Psychiatry On-line

Medications for Pervasive Development Disorders

Medication Reference, from Patient Center.com/Autism Center

Autism Treatment, from the Neurology Channel

TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER: POTENTIAL BENEFITS AND RISKS OF MEDICATIONS

Behavior Modifying Medications for Autistic Persons, from TEACCH

The Use of Antidepressant Drugs in Asperger's/Autism/PDD



General Articles on Medication

PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATION FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS PART I: HOW MEDICATIONS ARE USED, From the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATIONS FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS PART III: QUESTIONS TO ASK, from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

COMPREHENSIVE PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION, from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Temple Grandin: Evaluating the Effects of Medication

PennHealth on Antidepressants

BOOK: Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids, by Timothy Wilens

Regional Cerebral Metabolism and Treatment in Autism Spectrum Disorders (From Psychiatric Times)



Other TASK Pages Featuring Medication

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) as a Treatment for Autism

A Parent's Decision to Use an SSRI for her Young Autistic Son

Sleep Problems with Autism and Other Related Conditions

Risperdal and Other Atypical Neuroleptics as a Treatment for Autism



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Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) as a Treatment for Autism
A Parent's Decision to Use an SSRI for her Young Autistic Son
Sleep Problems with Autism and Other Related Conditions
Risperdal and Other Atypical Neuroleptics as a Treatment for Autism

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