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Posted by Valerie Barbeau on October 14, 2000 at 14:36:26:

In Reply to: Re: 6 year old son on adderall talks about suicide posted by ANON on March 06, 2000 at 01:25:20:

: : Our 6 yr old son started 5mg adderall once a day 2 months ago and we have noticed him talking about suicide/killing himself after he gets reprimanded about his behavior. Has anyone come across this type of behavior?

: Please take your childs talk of suicide seriously. You need to get them into the doctor ASAP as suicide threats are not something to be taken lightly. It may prove to be nothing but your childs life if nothing something to take a chance with. Good luck.

yes I can relate to this story. My grandson who I am raising did the same thing. I had to have him hospialized twice for this then they put him on Adderall and Rispedal. He is doing very will now and has not talked about suicide since. He is on a very low dose of both and I hope to keep it that way. Risperdal is a drug that is an Anti-Psycotic medication. it helps with mood swings and helps to get there thoughts back in order. Adderall may not be anough. Check it out with your doctor. Good luck

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