Yet another med question.
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|Mon, 06-02-2003 - 9:32pm|
We went to the psychologist last week, which we've not done in ages, and one thing he asked was if we'd gone to a different 'family' of meds. Well, not really ... other than going from a stimulant to a non-stimulant.
Kevin isn't 'hyper' and even before the ADHD diagnosis and meds for that, he really did o.k. in school. I can't even honestly say that he's done better in school being on meds ... although he's done better at home. So, I'm wondering what other 'family of meds' there are that might be effective. His problem is impulsivity more than anything ... that and the oppositional/defiant behaviors of ODD. So, what other meds are there, what are they used for, and what sort of results can I expect? I've heard of Risperal (SP?) which I know is more for mood disorders (which may be effective) ... but what else? We have an appt with the psychiatrist on the 11th, and hope to make some changes at that time.
Any thoughts? Thanks.