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    LadySunrise posted:
    My 18 yr old son was just put on 1mg of risperidone daily...just trying to get feed back on this....need help. Just want to make sure this is the right thing for him...He says he feels fine and just a little tired...don't want him over medicated.

    thank you,

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    momuv4girls responded:
    Hi !

    Am wondering if this is the only med your son is on?

    What is his official diagnosis? And, is this his first experience with psych meds?

    I have a 10 y.o. daughter who was diagnosed at age 6.5 with mood disorder n.o.s. Her psychiatrist first prescribed her Risperdal and it was a lifesaver. Her initial dose was .5mg and after a month we bumped it up to 1mg.
    Currently she is on 1.5mgs.

    1mg for your son is a low dose and since he just started it, it is not unusual to have some sleepiness, but over the next few weeks that should go away.

    Happy New Year,
    -Kathleen


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