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by Dr Nick Tarrant and
Dr Meera Roy
Last updated: March 2021
Patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can
present with a wide variety of symptoms and behaviours. While some
of these may be core features of autism, some are not. Others may
mask potentially co-existing conditions amenable to pharmacological
This module looks at the role of medication in
ASD, while acknowledging the absence of any evidence that
psychopharmacological agents have a direct effect on their
The module will not consider the treatment of
conditions that co-exist with ASD, such as anxiety disorders,
depressive illnesses and psychotic disorders; however, some of the
same principles will apply.
Autism spectrum disorders in adults: a
brief introduction by Dr Yasir Hameed and Dr Jaap
medicines for ASD and ADHD by Dr Ursula Werneke
Or why not try another Quickbite module?:
autism spectrum disorder in adults by Dr Peter Carpenter
Complex PTSD in
children and adolescents by Dr Margaret DeJong and Dr Jacob
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