he has been diangosed with OCD,bipolar,anxity,disturbied behavior disored. I have noticed no one has a coment about a child this young on this med. My concern is all the very risky side effects with this med. He also takes guanfacine 1/2 mg at night with hydroxyzine 20 mg at night to help him sleep. I have noticed a change on doing his chores when asked, but his MAJOR mood swings and his outburts and fits have maybe gotten worse. He is one of those kids that must have a routine at all times, or he is lost. it seems that he is not so concerend with his routine now. I am hoping this med does wonders, but what i want to know if any one has a kid close to my son that has all ready been through this and see how it worked for them. I am very concerned what this could do in the way of side effects!!!
I am so sorry for you that you have this problem with your son. I have never heard of any of these meds being approved for kids that young, But your doc would know best. The only thing I would do is get a second opinion just to make sure or call the drug company themselves and ask what age the med is recommended for. I tried abilify as one of my drugs and as an adult it made me very cranky in the beginning and I threw it out.
He has trouble sleeping also already. My heart goes out to you.
I would worry about now, getting him stable and then worry about the future as it rolls around.
But do check with the company about the age. I would feel better.
that' must be so hard to deal with my heart goes out to you.
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