Decision Aid Summary
|Title||Autism: Should My Child Take Medicine for Challenging Behavior?|
|Audience||Parents of children with autism who also have challenging behavior.|
|Options included||Treat problem behaviors with medicine.
Don’t take medicine. Try other ways to improve behavior.
Treat behavior issues with a combination of medicine and other treatments.
|Year of last update or review||2011|
|How to obtain||Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website|
|Where was it developed?||http://www.autismspeaks.org/about-us/contact-us
|Type of decision aid||Treatment|
|Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:|
|7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid|
|2 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision|
|Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing|
Last modified: 2019-06-26.