There are no medications that can cure ASDs or even treat the main symptoms. But there are medications that can help some people with related symptoms. For example, medication might help manage high energy levels, inability to focus, depression, or seizures. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of risperidone and aripripazole (antipsychotic drugs) to treat at certain ages children with ASDs who have severe tantrums, aggression, and cause self-injury. To learn more about medications and ASDs go to National Institute of Mental Health autism website. Always speak with your child's doctor about implementing any medications.