19. Treatments Show Promise in Reducing Autism-related Behaviors

Director's Update

Text version of slide presentation from a National Advisory Council meeting.

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  • New comparative effectiveness review from Effective Health Care (EHC) Program:
    • Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) affect nearly 1 percent of children in the United States.
    • Some medications can reduce selected behaviors in children with ASDs but have significant side effects.
    • Behavioral treatments show promise but evidence of effectiveness is limited.
    • The drug Secretin has been studied extensively and shows no effectiveness.

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Current as of August 2011
Internet Citation: 19. Treatments Show Promise in Reducing Autism-related Behaviors: Director's Update. August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2011-04-nac/clancy/slide19.html