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Ziprasidone and Autism

Ziprasidone is a type of drug called an atypical antipsychotic. It is sold under a variety of brand names including Geodon and Zeldox.

Ziprasidone is used to treat some of the symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental health problems.

Ziprasidone is believed to work by changing the amount and action of several neurotransmitters in the brain, in particular serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine.

Ziprasidone is sometimes used to treat problem behaviours in people on the autism spectrum, including aggression, self-injury, and sudden mood changes.

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Updated
12 Oct 2015