Tricyclic antidepressants for autism spectrum disorder

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To evaluate the use of tricyclic antidepressants in people with autism spectrum disorders. The objectives are to determine if treatment with tricyclic antidepressants:

  1. improves the core features of autism, including restricted social interaction, restricted communication and stereotypical and repetitive behaviours;

  2. improves non-core features such as challenging behaviours;

  3. improves co-morbid states, such as depression and anxiety; and

  4. causes adverse effects.