By Kim Stagliano
Is this what some folks at Autism Speaks have in mind for our kids? Powerful drugs for toddlers to control their autism behaviors? What about dietary and therapy interventions? Where's that push?
Dr. Eric Hollander, of Autism Speaks, owns the orphan drug patent for the generic of Prozac. I wrote about that HERE. So he dearly wants your autistic child to take the drug. Were he and Dr. Offit separated at birth, gaining riches on the backs of our children?
Read the full article abour Dr. Hollander's thoughts on Prozac HERE.
More autistic children in the UK should be given drugs like Prozac to control their symptoms, an expert said today.
Professor Eric Hollander said a of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) had been shown to reduce anxiety and disruptive behaviours.
About 37% of children with autism in the United States are taking SSRIs but Prof Hollander said the figure was a "lot less" in the UK.
Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism. She has no prescription drugs in her house, except for an aging bottle of hydrocodone from dental surgery that calls to her like the Sirens.