Children with Autism, ADHD, more likely to Suffer Video Game Addiction

A recent study at the University of Missouri shows that children who are diagnosed with autism or ADHD are more likely to become addicted to video games than children without a diagnosis. The study, which was published in the August issue of Pediatrics, surveyed the parents of 150 boys, ages 8 – 18, 56 with […]

Utah Provides Free ABA Therapy for Autism through Medicaid’s Pilot Program

The Utah Department of Health issued a notice on their website that parents of an autistic child between the ages of two and six could enroll the child in a pilot program by Medicaid. Referred to as the Utah Medicaid Autism Waiver, this pilot program would treat about three hundred children through Applied Behavior Analysis […]

Do the Benefits of Clozapine Outweigh the Risks?

Clozapine is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) solely for the use of treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Clozapine was the first atypical antipsychotic drug to be developed. Also known by brand names such as Clozaril, Denzapine, FazaClo, Leponex, and Zaponex, this drug is generally only used as a last resort in patients that […]

Autism and Medication Part 5 – Stimulants

Stimulant drugs are used to treat impulsivity, hyperactivity, and to increase attentiveness in children and adults diagnosed with ADD or ADHD. They work by increasing certain chemicals in the brain, such as dopamine and norepinephrine, which help transmit signals between nerves. Common stimulant medications include Adderall, Concerta, Dexedrine, Daytrana, Metadate, Methylin, Ritalin, Vyvanse, and Quilivant. […]