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Health Buzz: An Ineffective Autism Treatment

Posted on Jun 9, 2009 in Autism

Posted June 2, 2009 Trial Shows Autism Treatment Ineffective The antidepressant Celexa, often prescribed for children with autism, doesn’t lessen the repetitive behaviors that are characteristic of the disorder, the Wall Street Journal reports. A government-funded study of 149 children with autism and similar disorders, published in Monday’s Archives of General Psychiatry, found participants who received Celexa had no more benefit than children who received a placebo. A good autism treatment should improve behavior significantly in more than 50 percent of kids, study author...

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