Treatments Show Promise in Reducing Autism-related Behaviors, but Some have Significant Side Effects

Agency for Heathcare Research and Quality
Date Published: 
April 4, 2011

Some medical and behavioral treatments show promise for reducing certain behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), but more research is needed to assess the potential benefits and harms, according to a new report funded by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The research results were published online in the journal Pediatrics.