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No evidence for using antidepressants in autism

By Elizabeth Cooney
Globe Correspondent / August 9, 2010

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Children and adults with autism spectrum disorders have trouble with communication and social interaction. There are no drugs specifically approved to treat these problems, although antidepressants are sometimes recommended. But a new analysis finds no evidence that they help people with autism and some signs that they may cause harm in children. (Full article: 531 words)

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