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My 13 year old has changed drastically in the past 6 months. He took concerta forever for his adhd and it just stopped helping, so we tried focalin and it made him violent (which he never has been) so they started him on Vyvanse and hes been taking it for about 3 months , I don't think its helping much. Now the psyc. wants to put him on risperdal to help with all the oppositional behavior thats been very prevalent the last 3 or 4 months. Does anyone have a teen with adhd or odd that takes risperdal? im worried about side effects. we have been in counseling for 6 months as well, no help for him. He has always been a good kid who has no attention span, hyper and impulsive and great school grades. now failing everything and argues all the time. any suggestions???
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Name: greg | Date: Nov 17th, 2008 4:08 AM
my son is on the sdge of being add,,i dont know what to do,,, 

Name: greg | Date: Nov 17th, 2008 4:09 AM
my son is on the edge of being add,,i dont know what to do,,, 

Name: barry tait | Date: Jul 10th, 2009 11:45 AM
hi im 31 and just dianosed with servere adhd,ocd,i have been on concerta for 1year and it has tranfromed my life .i am now campaining to make people aware how serious adhd is.I can understand how frustrated u all are as me and my family hav been though it all and i myself hav been in sum dark places.But for helping ur child risperdal will not help as it is a antipsychotic and the nice guidelines say not to give antisychotic to adhd children i myself was on them when i was younger and they nearly desroyed me.but concerta xl will help along with praising them and c.b.t.A.D.H.D childern are misunderstood most of the time and that is wat causes the fiction with in families.so please never give up they will cum out the other end a incredible adult. 

Name: trasca | Date: Jul 12th, 2009 11:13 AM
Hi I have a 16year old boy who for the last 2 yrs has been off medication (best thing) for him. Look yes i believe that the med's do stop working for them when they have been on them for that long. dont forget that he/she is also becoming a teenager and that alone wont be easy. Be as understanding as you can.be supportive and be there for them.take him off and you as a mum do your magic.Make them relise that they can do it own there own with out the med's my son is living proof that it can all fall into place a some stage. i know there is a 3yr difference in the age gap from my son but honestly with the right teacher,parent,concilor or who ever it may be they can get through it. if medication is your only option then you are really putting limits on your child.good luck 

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