A new study published online March 6, 2013 reports an increase in amygdala activity—a brain area known to be involved in social processing—during facial processing tasks upon the administration of oxytocin to adults with Asperger syndrome.
No standardized treatments exist for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Instead, treatment strategies vary based on the type and severity of symptom presentation.
It’s important to consider that not all therapies are equal. While some treatment options have been tested in well-designed studies (evidence-based), others are only now emerging. Some of these are well established (evidence-based) while others maybe promising or emerging therapeutics requiring further assessment of its clinical utility.