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Clinical Management of Adolescents with Autism

Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536, USA.
Pediatric Clinics of North America (Impact Factor: 2.12). 11/2008; 55(5):1147-57, viii. DOI: 10.1016/j.pcl.2008.07.006
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Autism spectrum disorder is a spectrum of neurodevelopmental disorders that includes autistic disorder and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified. This article provides the reader with an overview of the major psychosocial issues related to adolescents with autism. This discussion is followed by an interjection of medications that may be useful in maximizing the functioning of adolescents with autism.

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