Antidepressant Drug For Autism Failed

Posted on June 8, 2009


According to a recent study Celexa a known anti -depressant drug used to treat autism failed a study.

Researchers studied 149 autistic children age 2-17.  They were given either 20mg of celexa for 12 weeks or a placebo.  Symptoms during treatment were assessed and rated on a score of 1-7, ( 7  being the most severe ).

Result : Children who took Celexa were more likely to develop repetitive behaviour. Only 1/3 of them showed substantial improvement.

Read report : Celexa failed autism study; kids got side effects