My 8 year old son was diagnosed with ADHD & DMDD. His pediatrician prescribed him the time released version of Ritalin 10 mg. since he started taken this medication 3 days ago I noticed he breaks down and cries over everything, he became very defiant, reserved meaning he doesn't want to leave the house, difficult, and incredibly moody. I must say I'm at my wits end and wondering if I should stop the meds or is this just a phase he will go through while the medication regulates? I'm also wondering if this medication is right for him considering he has the 2 diagnoses. It's upsetting as a mother to watch your child choke, hit, punch, and attack themselves and become so emotionally unbalanced to the point where you don't know what to do for them.
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