This week on Family Anatomy, we’ll be focusing on treatments for autism. Using anti-psychotic medications when there is no psychosis is considered “off-label” use. That is, physicians can prescribe it even though it has not been specifically studied and proved to be effective with a particular group of people. As a psychologist working with school-aged children, I have noticed the increasing use of off-label anti-psychotic medications for kids with severe aggressive behaviour. A small percentage of these kids are autistic.