Autism Drugs in Some Countries have Serious Side Effects

Simons Foundation Autism Research Institute
Date Published: 
September 20, 2013

The most popular drugs prescribed for autism in some countries often have serious side effects or have not been vetted in robust clinical trials, finds a survey published in the journal Psychopharmacology. Additionally, children with ASDs take more drugs than adults with ASDs. ADHD in children with autism may play a factor in this.