11 year old and Risperdal

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   Posted 4/14/2009 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi.  My 11 year old daughter was diagnosed with a "mood disorder" recently.  She has had terrible outbursts starting at the age of 3 years old.  She throws things, destroys things, yells and screams for 3-4 hours at a time.  Now these tantrums happen at home and never occur at school.  She does have a negative attitude at school and doesn't have any friends who whats to hang out with her outside of school.  I have been to numerous doctors since this all started and at first she was diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed Ritalin but that made her even more angry and aggressive.  Then the doctor thought she had Depression and we had her on Zoloft for about a year.  It helped a little but we were still getting outbursts.  Now they believe she has a mood disorder and prescribed .25 MG of Risperdal to be taken twice a day.  Is there anyone that has a child who has/had taken Risperdal?  Thank you!    

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   Posted 4/14/2009 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ctmom,

I can't answer your question, but wanted to welcome you to HealingWell and to the bipolar board. Good luck.

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   Posted 4/21/2009 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, my son was on Risperdal for about 3 years it did help a little at first but his anger and mood swings got worse the Psychiatrist added Depakote and nope did not work.  Good luck and hope it works for your child.
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