Hi, my son is five and he is autistic, he was on resperdal, but started showing signs of getting worse, he gets upset very easily and his tantrums involved him banging his head, do you know how strattera benefits him more than resperdal.
7 Feb 2012
Hello natz. I'm not a doctor, or a chemist, just a researcher of pyschiatric disabilities, and the various diagnosis. I'm not going go into great detail and quote other sources. Long tale short, they both are effective in the treatment of Autism. But, they each attack Autism through a different route of the brain. One works (Risperdal) by lowering two chemicals, Serotonin and Dopamine, which are found to be high in Autistic children. Whereas the Strattera, works through the chemical Norpinephrine, a hormone and neurotransmitter. Strattera is a non stimulant drug, and its not addictive, and can easily be stopped when necessary to do so. I am going to include now a number which if you don't happen to already have from the Autism Reserach Institute, they are located in San Diego, Ca. 1-866-366-3361. They might beable to give you more information. Good wishes and health and I do hope your son does well on the Strattera,pledge
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