My 10 year old son has been diagnosed 3 years ago with very high anxiety level and odd. Now 6 months ago a mood disorder nos has been added. Its exhausting. Anyone have any luck with any meds other than risperdol, seroquel, geodon or depakote which is what he now takes; besides the klonapin for anxiety and effexor for depression.View Thread
They just started low dose of abilify with the depakote then ween of depakote in 2 weeks. His psych doc and therapist are recommending placement. It tears me up; but reality is I believe he needs the help.View Thread
He is currently on 750mg of Depakote ER. It doesn't work; he might as well be on nothing. They just can't seem to find a happy medium for the poor kid. He cries why can't he just be normal. Doc just raises dose. I worry about long term affects with some meds like depakote.View Thread
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