such as buspirone (Buspar) and benzodiazapines (Valium, Klonapin, Ativan and Xanax, for example) have been studied little in autism.
Minor tranquilizers, or anti-anxiety agents
- the most widely used class of psychiatric drugs - also have been shown to create violence.
Sedatives Hypnotics Anti-anxiety agents
Anti-depressants Anti-arrhythmics Anti-hypertensives Anti-convulsants Anti-psychotics Digitalis and derivatives Drugs with anti-cholinergic side effects Others (mechanism unknown)
Some serotonin-mimicking drugs that attach to 1A receptors "might be considered a major breakthrough in the treatment of anxiety," Peroutka says, because they reduce anxiety without the fatigue caused by other anti-anxiety agents
Traditionally, dentists have had just a few anesthesia options: a combination of local anesthetics and anti-anxiety agents
such nitrous oxide; performing IV sedation themselves; using an ambulatory anesthesia provider for general anesthesia in their office; or scheduling procedures requiring general anesthesia to be performed at hospitals or surgery centers.
Next month: Using Anti-Depressants and Anti-Anxiety Agents
, Stimulants & Other ADHD Medications and Anticonvulsants in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders.