He has OCD with anxiety,,ADHD... with mood disorder..on lexapro, abilify, daytrana patch, depatoke, and just added intutinv..way to much meds..but he handles it well... his problem is that he obbesses about things he wants then goes into meltdowns and pulls my hair and distroys things... he just got 3 new baseball gloves ... now he wants a new one and won't stop about it... he has a new camera..not even used, saw a different one in the store..Jersey's he wants a new one every week..he is endless... in home therapy... 4 hrs aweek... psychartic one a month... he was in an intensive outpatient program for 3 weeks..nothing is helping
Need to switch OCD medication for my 10yr old son from lexapro to what?
- 5 May 2011 by anthony23
- 4 October 2011
- abilify, daytrana, lexapro, bipolar disorder, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), generalized anxiety disorder, medication
I wish I could recommend the just right medication for your son. Unfortunately, it is a trial and error sort of process. There are numerous antidepressants that also help with anxiety and OCD. Has he tried Prozac, Paxil or Zoloft? These are all similar to Lexapro in that they are all serotonin reuptake inhibitors but each works differently as to how it accomplishes that. Your son may benefit from one of them.
Maybe you need some support so to help him better. Are you in therapy too? Might want to discuss with the psychiatrist. I assume that the in home therapy involves you but may be additional support would be helpful. Just a thought.
It is easy for me to make suggestions but I'm not living in your shoes. That is why I think a trained professional could help you more than those of us on the outside. Learning to say no to a rebellious child is hard but very necessary. Having help to do this may be the ticket.
My heart goes out to you. I know when my son needed to go on a stimulant for ADHD several years ago, it was literally (and remains) one of the most difficult and painful decisions I have ever seen my wife of 14 years make. I think maybe dads might be hard-wired to miss some of that thought process somewhere along the way (I’m not saying that’s a GOOD thing!). As I look at your post, my comment is that I cannot begin to tell you how important it is to have a rock-solid structured psychotherapeutic component as a key ANCHOR cornerstone to your program (and this is not coming from an “anti-med” person whatsoever … our son was on Adderall XR for a year before switching him to Concerta which he remains on to this day, and I am on Adderall XR as well, but I have seen and experienced the benefits of good therapy first-hand!).
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