In Answer to – Medication?

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A number of people wrote in on the post, To Medicate or Not with their experiences.  The post was not about medicating autism, but about some of the co-morbid diagnoses that many people who are also Autistic  have.  Quite a few people wrote about managing depression, anxiety, stress and related issues.  Some wrote about how they began trying different medications in their late teens…  “I started medication at about 19…  I started with Prozac and it went well for a while but over time it stopped working.  It did make me feel better at first.  From there and over the years, I have tried many different antidepressants for my anxiety- Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft,Trazadone for sleeping, Zyprexa, Cymbalta, Welbutrin, Effexor, and Nortriptaline.”

Many parents wrote about how they agonized over the decision to try medication and almost all of them said it was done as a last resort.  Both Autistic…

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