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05, respectively) . Teachers and parents both identified decreased appetite and drowsiness as significant adverse events in the treatment group. 48 • CL IN I C I A N’S MA N UA L O N AU T IS M S P E C T RU M D IS O RD E R Atypical antipsychotics Using atypical antipsychotics to manage ADHD symptoms in ASD has been supported by analysis of secondary measures in RCTs of risperidone and aripiprazole targeting irritability [24–29]. Aripiprazole demonstrated statistically significant reduction in hyperactivity as rated on the ABC hyperactivity subscale relative to placebo controls (doses ranging from 5–15 mg/day) consistently in two RCTs [28,29].