Autism | Treatment

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How is autism treated?

Children don't "outgrow" autism, and it cannot be cured. There is no medicine that treats autism itself, but medicine may help with some of the symptoms of autism, such as aggressive behavior or sleeplessness.

Research has shown that very intense behavior and language therapy may help some children. With therapy, some children may improve as they mature. The individual child's language skills and overall intellectual level may help predict what will happen with his or her case of autism. Talk to your doctor about what kind of treatment is best for your child.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 04/01

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