Biomedical interventions are frequently part of a comprehensive treatment program for individuals with ASD. Although there currently is not a cure for ASD, medical treatments are often indicated.
- Medications – although there is not currently a medication to specifically treat ASD, there are many medications that can be very effective in treating some of the symptoms of ASD. Medications prescribed and managed by a qualified physician may effectively treat hyperactivity, anxiety, aggression, impulsivity, and attention difficulties common in individuals on the spectrum.
- Vitamin / Mineral Supplements – over the past few years, increasing numbers of physicians have reported the successful use of vitamin and mineral supplements for treatment of certain symptoms of ASD. Although the current research on supplements is limited and far from conclusive, increasing numbers of physicians and parents are exploring this treatment option.