Bipolar child and Abilify.... any experiences?

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   Posted 12/22/2008 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
My son is 9, and he has been on Abilify now for about 6 weeks. It seems to be working wonders!! I have my wonderful son back, and not the angry hateful stranger that had taken over his body over the last year and a half. I looked at some information online, like an idiot, and found that it said that it shouldn't be prescribed to children under 10. If that is the case, then why was it prescribed to him, and should I really be worried? It is doing wonderful, and there hasn't been evidence of any side effects. Any thoughts?
Diagnosed Bipolar I in 2008
Diagnosed IBS in 2000
Son Diagnosed Bipolar in 2008

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   Posted 12/22/2008 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Usually those warnings mean they haven't been tested on those age groups yet, but I'd definitely ask your doc.
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