Is Minocycline Effective When Added to Risperidone for Autism Spectrum Disorder?
The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Volume 8, Number 5, August 2017
Shirley Y. Tsai, PharmD
Ms. Tsai has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Why would an antibiotic be helpful in psychiatry? Minocycline crosses the blood-brain barrier and may have neuroprotective effects. A recent study tested whether minocycline might be useful as an adjunct to risperidone for ASD.