BP medication may reduce anxiety symptoms in children, young adults with autism

Children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder experienced reduced anxiety symptoms after 12 weeks of treatment with the BP medication propranolol vs. placebo, though it did not improve scores for social interaction and language.
Data from single-dose, psychopharmacology challenge studies, reported previously by Healio, have demonstrated that the beta-blocker propranolol could potentially be beneficial for people with autism spectrum disorder, with improved scores for verbal problem solving and social interaction tasks, David Q. Beversdorf, MD, associate professor in the departments

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