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Treatments For Autism: Pills And Other Options

May 8, 2008
There are numerous medical options available these days to be able to deal with many diseases, illnesses, and disorders. You do need to know that there is no medical cure for autism, but some of the effects of autism can be controlled medically. Each drug has advantages as well as disadvantages, and the side effects may not be worth the benefit that they can provide. Your doctor can make a recommendation on which medication you may want to choose to properly treat autism, but this disorder varies in each individual which makes choosing the proper medication more difficult. Each person will react differently depending on which drugs are used.

First and foremost, safety must be your main concern. Some medications can not be used by children and people that are under a certain weight requirement. You will also want to find out how to administer the drug. Some people do better with pills, some with liquids, and some prefer injections. This is also important if you will be the one that will be administering the drug. It is also important to make sure that the dosage is easy to understand. Find out from your doctor how dangerous the medication is if it is taken by the wrong person. You will want that information if you have young children in the home. Learn what you should do if someone takes this medication and shouldn't, it is better to be safe than sorry.

You will also want to take into consideration any of the possible side effects of the drug that you are considering. They may very well control some of the effects of autism such as hyperactivity, aggressive behavior, and responsiveness, but they may also induce nausea, dizziness, or act as a sedative. Carefully consider all of your options before beginning any medical treatment, because you may find yourself using medications to counteract the side effects of other medications. You will also want to find out what the long term effects of these drugs will be. Do they create dependency? What is their effect on someone physically over a long time period? All of this information can be given to you by your doctor, and should be taken into consideration before any drug treatment therapy is started.

The internet and your local library are very good places for you to begin to research the studies that have been done on many of these drugs. Medical journals and other current publications in the health care field are generally reliable. The information that you get on the internet may not be as reliable as those other sources, so please double check any information you receive with your doctor before taking action on the advice you receive in the internet. A medical professional will also be able to give you literature concerning the medical options that are available for those that suffer with autism. By doing the necessary research on the multiple medical options that are available those who are autistic, you can make better choices for your health and for the health of your loved ones.
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There is much more to learn about the management and treatment for autism. The best thing you can do for the health and welfare of your family is to become informed. The most up to date resources and information about diagnosing, controlling, and treating Autism can be found at Http://AutismAwareness.wordpress.com
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