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How is autism spectrum disorder treated?

A wide range of therapies may be used to treat someone with autism spectrum disorder. The exact treatment used may vary depending on: The age of the person with the condition; The range and severity of their symptoms and behavioral problems; The preferences of the family and the person with the condition, and; The particular health professional's recommendations. Treatment can include behavioral and communication therapies, education therapies, family therapies and medication.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 07 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Fetal alcohol syndrome

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