Autism Treatment

The type of autism treatment should be chosen individually. The most effective therapy combines several methods. Parents have to analyze all methods which are offered to them, and to decide what type of treatment is the most reasonable. If treatment and training program were correctly chosen the child autist will be successful in development.

Physiotherapy and occupational therapy are very effective for treatment of autism. It helps autist to feel better his own body and to control it. Patients receive independence and are trained in main life skills.

Children suffering from autism are trained according to the special program of behavioral management. The earlier it starts, the better will be future results. Treatment is a difficult and complicated matter. To achieve success many efforts and patience are necessary.

Apply the following medicines for autism treatment:

- Antidepressants (fluoxetine, sertraline). They are used for treatment of a depression and uneasiness as they reduce irritability, outbursts of anger, pathological recurrence of actions.

- Neuroleptics (risperidone, olanzapine, aripiprazole). They reduce hyperactivity, pathological recurrence of actions, aggression.

- Preparations of non-stimulating action (atomoxetine, guanfacine). They are used at treatment of hyper activity syndrome. Drugs increase ability to concentrate attention, reduce nervous exaltation.

- Analeptics (amphetamine, methylphenidate). They increase concentration, reduce impulsiveness.

- Anticonvulsants. Preparations reduce quantity and frequency of convulsions, stabilize behavior and mood.

At treatment of children the exact dosage of preparations is very important.

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