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)
  • Aripiprazole
  • Clozapine
  • haloperidol
  • Sertraline
But bear in mind that all of the these drugs have many negative side effects.
Sertraline
  • drowsiness or tiredness
  • insomnia or agitation
  • indigestion
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • loss of appetite
  • sweating
  • tremors or shaking
  • reduced sex drive
  • impotence
Aripiprazole
  • dizziness
  • lightheadedness
  • drowsiness
  • weakness
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • stomach upsets
There are alternative treatments for dealing with aggressive outbursts such as homeopathy.
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