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Irritability in Autistic Children: Functional and Medication Approaches

Irritability can be a significant challenge for autistic individuals, as well as their families. While there are FDA-approved medications for treating irritability in autistic children, such as risperidone and aripiprazole, they can come with some undesirable side effects, including weight gain, neurotoxicity, tardive dyskinesia, and even worsening of catatonia.

In this podcast, Mara and I will delve into the topic of irritability in autistic children, and explore alternative approaches to minimizing the use of antipsychotic medications. 

Joshua Feder, M.D. Dr. Feder's Blog

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