A Word of Caution About the use of Risperdal

Posted in: General- Sep 09, 2009 1 Comment

Risperdal (risperidone) is being prescribed by local physicians for children with autism, following its approval in 2008 an FDA-approved drug for irritable and aggressive behaviors.  According to the official website of the drug’s manufacturer, “RISPERDAL is approved for the treatment of irritability associated with autistic disorder in children and adolescents (ages 5-16 years), including symptoms […]

How is Autism diagnosed?

Posted in: General- Sep 09, 2009 1 Comment

How is Autism Diagnosed? Here are the guidelines for Autism diagnosis from the American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition.