A GP guide to managing ASD - part 2

Which is better for managing autism in children — therapy-based or medical interventions?

Part 1 of this article, published last week, gave a brief overview of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Australia and discussed common behavioural, developmental and combined approaches to treating ASD in children.

Child building blocks

This second article focuses on the evidence for therapy-based and medical interventions, as well as alternative treatments.

Therapy-based interventions

Therapy-based approaches to ASD target specific