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How Is Medicine Used to Treat Kids With Autism?

Medication can't treat the "core symptoms," says Dr. Bryan King. But it can help with associated behaviors

Clinical Expert: Bryan King, MD

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Dr. Bryan King is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and leading authority on autism at Seattle Children’s hospital. Here he discusses how certain medications can be used to treat symptoms common in children with autism, including self-injurious and repetitive behavior.

This article was last reviewed or updated on November 29, 2023.