Fluoxetine Trial Results: What It Means
Science Daily ran this story regarding the trial of fluoxetine for children with autism, as sponsored by Autism Speaks. Â Fluoxetine is a drug meant to assist in treating the symptoms of autism for children. Â It is not a cure, but a treatment that was given a serious clinical trial, and was found to be statistically no more effective than a placebo. Â Naturally this came as a disappointment for the company developing the drug, and for many parents looking for some help in managing autistic behavior in their children. Â But the real story here isn't about the drug, but rather the trial itself. Â The fact that there are serious clinical trials for Autism is a huge step toward understanding Autism itself. Â Clinical research, regardless of it's outcome, is quite often the best method of learning more about a condition. Â I'm proud that Autism Speaks organized this trial, and the community they represent is willing to look at the condition of autism with a serious, scientific eye. Â Well done!