The drug treatment of autism acts as an important auxiliary element of the general therapeutic plan. And despite the fact that the modern level of knowledge makes it impossible for the causal medication therapy of early childhood autism, but with the help of medications, one can act on certain manifestations, symptoms of an autistic disorder or a group of symptoms. For example, drug treatment of autism can positively affect motor excitement, self-destructive behavior of an autist, neutralize or reduce psychomotor, depressive disorders, affect the development of speech functions, and more. Also, the drug treatment for autism is indispensable in cases of need for crisis interventions.
Psychological and pedagogical methods, in the first place, behavioral therapy are the main approaches to the treatment of children with autism. Medicinal products should be considered only after the other types of behavior correction failed. Even if a drug is added to the treatment of the child, psychological and pedagogical methods should be continued.
Drugs can reduce some types of behavioral problems, such as hyperactivity, tantrums, sleep disorders and anxiety. This can make it easier for the child to participate in family life, visit public places and study at school. Thanks to this, your child can become more comfortable, and he can learn better. Drugs do not help every child with autism. As a rule, even if the drug works well, it does not eliminate the problematic behavior. Also, not every type of problem behavior can be corrected with the help of drugs.