Does Prozac Treat Repetitive and Stereotypical Behaviors in Children With Autism?
The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Volume 11, Number 5&6, July 2020
Pavan Madan, MD.
Dr. Madan has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Repetitive behaviors are part and parcel of the everyday challenges in autism spectrum disorders. The apparent similarly of these behaviors with obsessive compulsive disorders begs for trials of SSRIs such as fluoxetine (Prozac). But does this strategy work with any clear reliability? This research reviews addresses that question, with interesting results that impact everyday practice.