Low Doses of Antianxiety Drugs Rebalance Autistic Brain

Nadia Shanab | autism
1 Apr 2014

A new research suggests that autism is characterized by reduced activity of inhibitory neurons and increased activity of excitatory neurons in the brain. Balance can be restored with low doses of drugs currently used in much higher doses to treat anxiety and epileptic seizures. The findings point to a new therapeutic approach to managing autism.

“Benzodiazepines” is the drug that might be useful in treatment of core deficits in autism according to Dr. William Catterall.

Source: Cell Press

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