A recent study suggested that a drug commonly used to treat diabetes could help reverse weight gain related to treatment with atypical antipsychotic drugs for autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. Explore this page to learn more about the therapies currently available for ASD.
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.