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1 in 88 Children Affected by Forms of Autism

Video: Managing Autism

Autism is a disorder with tremendous unmet medical and educational needs, but scientific advances continually provide researchers with new insights into the spectrum of autism disorders.

There are three core symptoms of autism in children-social interactions; communication; and, restricted interests, repetitive behaviors and stereotyped mannerisms.

Dr. David J. Posey explains how autism is managed with behavioral therapy and how some drugs can alleviate symptoms like irritability, anxiety or depression.

Dr. David J Posey is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist with over 13 years of experience.  He offers comprehensive psychiatric care for patients of all ages and has extensive experience with a variety of mental health and neuropsychiatric problems.

His approach to patients and their families is friendly, understanding, and practical. This result is high level personalized care that is tailored to your individual needs. 

Dr. Posey's ultimate goal is to reduce suffering and improve function by providing comprehensive evaluation, excellent treatment, and sound guidance. 


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