Drugs Aimed at Autism’s Core Features Show Promise
May 7, 2019
By: Michelle Diament
Source: Disability Scoop
New research suggests that medications targeting a hormone may lead to improved socialization and behavior in those with autism.
Results from two studies on treatments related to the hormone vasopressin — one looking at adults on the spectrum and another looking at children — are showing promise.
“We might finally have an agent that will target these core features that are very hard to treat,” said Antonio Hardan, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University and a senior author of the research looking at kids.