Re: Please Somebody help me before I have a nervous breakdown!
What your son has been taking is a major tranqulizer. I am very sorry your experiencing so much with him right now. I think the Dr. was trying to help control the aggressive behaviors he sometimes has when he becomes out of control. Now that he is nearly a young man , he is very strong, making things even more chalenging when he becomes upset or angry.
Depakote can be used as a mood stabilizer. Their are other medications that can also be given as well. Clonidine , Zonegram, is anther medication to help stabilize mood . Clonidine can be used to calm a individual. So are anxiety meds.
I hope that the doctor will be abe to place your son on the right mneds, and propper dosages to help him.
My son is 16yrs old and 250 Lbs. He is on the autistic spectrum with cognitive delays. He is high functioning , however, sometimes, when angry has hit himself, walls , and tries to run off.
This is a fear of mine, that one day he too will become very out of control , and I won't be able to stop him .
I am a single parent , and it is just him and I . He is bigger then I , so I try hard not to get him to the point where he freaks out . Sometimes, however, it is very difficult because he is hypersensitive, and does not understand well, what others easily take for granted.
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