Clinicians have successfully trialled a drug for autism that eases many of the symptoms of the condition.
Trials of the medication - which is still many years away from being prescribed - found that social skills were improved and tantrums were lessened.
Researcher Dr Craig Erickson, from the Indiana University School of Medicine, who conducted the research said:
'We observed marked improvement in the majority of patients treated in the study, including reductions in agitation and tantrums. This work will potentially open up a door to treating disorders that have, until recently, been firmly shut.'
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Should there be more research into drugs for autism?Is medication the key to managing the condition?