Re: how to assist a violent autistic teenager
Thanks Mira for your reply.
It just so happens that my son is currently on both Risperdal & Depakote. He is on a relatively high dose for both. We just had another blood test done to make he is metabolizing them properly.
He has been on Risperdal since he was 2 & is up to a dose of 3.5mg. This seems to make him too sleepy, so he's back down to 3mg. He probably needs the 3.5mg but he feels too dopey. Depakote is high at 375mg twice a day. He's been on that since he was 5 for another disorder, which he seams to have grown out of, but have opted to keep him on it for the mood stabilization. Hormones....fun fun!
I will mention Zyprexia to the doctor. Times of medication change and adjustment can be a long uphill process. Hopefully not this time. Thanks again for your response!