My son was diagnosed with ADHD and ODD when he was five. Hes been on vyvanse 40mg since he was 5 and has been working great for his concentration but not with his outburst and anger. I am getting calls every week to pick him from school. The doctor recently just put him on rispiridone and it has been a nightmare, its not helping him at all and its made him very paranoid and very negative when he talks about himself. So the doctor prescribed him Intuniv and as a parent im very leary on giving him so many medications. Please help me make the right choice for my child...
Hi, I have recently been dealing with issues that have haunted me since childhood. I was diagnosed with a dopamine deficiency as well as adhd. Through treatment I have realized that stimulants aggravate my moods wings. I'm wondering if you've ever considered that your son could have had a dopamine deficiency all along and perhaps meds are creating symptoms that might not be there should you focus on his mental health. There are studies that indicate mood disorders are often misdiagnosed as add/adhd. I hope you don't mind me saying so, my heart breaks thinking about your son suffering from the feelings of despair that this drug brought on in my case.
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