This new study was testing Schizophrenia drugs, which many know are being used on children with autism. In fact, my younger son Matthew started on Risperdal and when the side effects arose, we went to Geodon, which he still takes - a low dosage.
Here is the article on Risperdal, Geodon, Zyprexa, Seroquel and Clozaril.http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060401/ap_on_he_me/schizophrenia_drugs
This is exactly the situation families with someone on the Spectrum face -
"Researchers explored a common situation in schizophrenia treatment: If the first drug a patient tries fails to control symptoms adequately, what drug should be tried next?
When patients in that situation were randomly assigned a second drug in the new study, Clozaril emerged as more effective than Risperdal, Seroquel and Zyprexa, said lead author Dr. Joseph McEvoy of the Duke University Medical Center."
I am not familiar with Clozaril and will have to do some research to find out more.
Anyone have a family member on this med?