Treatments for Aggressive Behavior in Autism by APA Psychology
After evaluating an autistic patient who demonstrate highly aggressive behavior, a psychiatrist may recommend treatments for addressing irritability and aggression. These treatments may include the following prescription drugs:
Risperidone (a second-generation antipsychotic)
But bear in mind that all of the these drugs have many negative side effects.
drowsiness or tiredness
insomnia or agitation
loss of appetite
tremors or shaking
reduced sex drive
There are alternative treatments for dealing with aggressive outbursts such as homeopathy.