Antipsychotic meds might not be needed

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Antipsychotic meds might not be needed
Fri, 09-17-2010 - 3:21pm

Researches have found that not all ADHD kids who show signs of aggressive behavior might not need antipyschotic meds:

I like the overall message of the article to not give up after trying one med, that it is a trial and error process.

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Registered: 03-25-2008
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 12:49pm

Pretty decent article. Our son's psychiatrist first wanted to put him on an anti-psychotic to manage his aggression. However, when we learned a potential side effect was death, we said "no way." Only then did we start the real ADHD meds, which did solve his aggression problem entirely (in addition to all of the other ADHD symptoms).