My son's psychiatrist has just prescribed this for my 13 year old son. He has very high anxiety and a ASD and ADHD diagnosis. Although not violent he is struggling to access school and is becoming more isolated at home. He also really struggles with sleep. Has anyone used this for their child? I am just keen to hear other people's experiences as I am very worried about using medication. Many thanks.
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I hope that is of some help.
I know meds affect everyone different but I had a terrible time on Risperidone (I wrote an online review here http://www.askapatient.com/viewrating.asp?drug=20272&name=RISPERDAL it's the one dated 8/7/2017)
A side effect worth knowing about is that this particular medication can cause bre*st growth in boys.
(does the word bre*st need to be censored here?)