my 6 yr old son has adhd, and is very aggressive in school, the doc. just put him on risperadal .25mg two weeks ago, how long does it take to notice full effects does it help for hyperness. right now we are weening him off clonidine and he takes focalin xr in the am. will this med help for my son's outburst and aggression??
Risperdal is an antipsychotic drug and it can also cause increased aggression. Your little boy could be having side effects from all the drugs. Remember too he is only six and aggression is typical behaviour in little boys and does not neccessarily mean he is mentally ill. Just a normal kid... Why dont you get him into healthy hobbies like sports and cut down on sugar and junk food. Some kids improve with omega 3 fishoil supplements. Also he may just be unhappy in school. Ask him!
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