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Regional Cerebral Metabolism and Treatment in Autism Spectrum Disorders

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Autism and related spectrum disorders such as Asperger's syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder have been estimated to affect as many as 62.6 children per 10,000, with prevalence for autism affecting as many as 16.8 children per 10,000 and milder variants possibly affecting as many as 45 per 10,000 (Chakrabarti and Fombonne, 2001). Symptoms include deficits in social and communication abilities, as well as compulsive and repetitive behaviors such as stereotypic… Continue

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Psychopharmacology for ADHD in Adolescents: Quo Vadis?

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a fascinating condition that has perplexed clinicians, researchers, parents and patients for a long time. Research indicated that management of ADHD in children and adolescents should emphasize a multimodal approach, with attention to proper school placement, appropriate psychological therapy and, in many situations, psychopharmacology. This review focuses on the medications that have been noted to provide benefit to adolescents… Continue

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