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.
Donít 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
Format paper, PDF
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Autism Speaks
Where was it developed? http://www.autismspeaks.org/about-us/contact-us
Autism Speaks
US
Health condition Autism
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
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: 2017-04-06.