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Autism Treatment Options For Adolescents Are Not Supported By Evidence

Aug 27, 2012 -- 1:56 pm
According to a recent report, Vanderbilt University researchers say that current therapies used to treat adolescents with autism are not supported by evidence proving they are effective methods.

Melissa McPheeters, Ph.D., M.P.H., director of Vanderbilt's Evidence-Based Practice Center and senior author of the report published by the Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) commented: "Overall, there is very little evidence in all areas of care for adolescents and young adults with autism, and it is urgent that more rigorous studies be developed and conducted."
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