Diuretic Drug Treatment for Autism: Bumetanide May Overpromise

 “Bumetanide”- a drug that was used for treating high blood pressure  can help an autistic child to show overall improvement in behaviors. The findings of the research are published in the December 2012 issue of Translational Psychiatry. The parents whose children underwent the treatment claimed that they have seen positive changes in the behavior of their […]

Hyperprolactinemia and risperidone use in autism

Nearly half of children and young adults with autism in receipt of the antipsychotic risperidone also displayed hyperprolactinemia – elevated levels of the hormone prolactin – according to new research by Yaowaluck Hongkaew and colleagues based in Bangkok, Thailand. Based on an analysis of blood samples taken from nearly 150 participants diagnosed with autism taking […]

Synaptol: The natural medicine for improved concentration and lowered frequency of mood swings

Children with autism often encounter problems regarding mood and attention span. They can go from exhausted to restless in a matter of minutes. They tend to have poor concentration which makes it harder for them to learn how to read and write. A plethora of medicines have been introduced in the market to aid kids […]

Another Thalidomide Disaster? Risks of Taking the Drug Epilim while Pregnant Largely Ignored

In 2005, research found rates of autism among babies exposed to Sodium Valproate to be much higher than in the general population. A study published in the journal Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry in 2007, determined that children exposed to an epilepsy drug in the womb were seven times more likely to develop the conditions health […]

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 […]

Clinical Trials Haulted for Promising Drug in the Treatment of Autism

 Seaside Therapeutics’ clinical trials for the drug Arbaclofen placarbil have recently been shutdown due to funding issues. On May 15, 2013, the sponsor of Arbaclofen sent an announcement to the clinics involved in the administration of the drug stating “We regret to inform you that Study 209FX303 [An Open-Label Extension Study to Evaluate the Safety, […]