How can we differentiate volitional aggression from other reasons , eg, sensory problems? How can we help people with irritability and aggression from nonpharmacological approaches to FDA-approved medications? Listen and learn!
Antipsychotics can be very effective for irritability in autism, but they are often unnecessary, and the side effects are problematic. Don’t immediately prescribes antipsychotics. There are usually multiple steps to try first.
This is part 2 because there is a new Child Medication Fact Book for Psychiatric Practice, Second Edition that just came out.
Dr. Feder is here to tell us the purpose of the book and to walk us through his new algorithm for supporting autistic kids.