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12 yr old girl with aspergers will run when walking outdoors,

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12 yr old girl with asperger's will run when walking outdoors, in school & malls, etc,. How can this be controlled?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Ed Wilfong replied 7 years ago.
Likely some sedative medication like seroquel would help or AHDH meds would help. I urge you to balance side effects versus benefit. In medication Asperger's all you can do is target SYMPTOMS, not causes. Behavioral therapy may also help you learn to manage her.