2 to 6 years old
Autism Spectrum Disorder, autism, children
Drug study, Phase 2
Pre-questionaire/medical exam/blood draw Experimental medication (Sertraline or placebo) Questionaire Post-questionaire/medical exam/blood draw
Inclusion Criteria: - Documentation of Autism Spectrum Disorder with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders-Fifth edition, criteria as well as a standardized autism assessment such as the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule or the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised. - Subject between the ages of 24-72 months of age. - A reliable parent or caregiver who can report the side effects and communicate effectively with the research team. - Stable medications during the two months prior to enrollment. - Currently receiving interventions in the community or school for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Exclusion Criteria: - Current or past Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor treatment. - Other serious co-morbid medical disorders affecting brain function and behavior, including uncontrolled seizures.
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