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mood disorder
gagah posted:
My 10 year old son has been diagnosed 3 years ago with very high anxiety level and odd. Now 6 months ago a mood disorder nos has been added. Its exhausting. Anyone have any luck with any meds other than risperdol, seroquel, geodon or depakote which is what he now takes; besides the klonapin for anxiety and effexor for depression.
momuv4girls responded:
So, is your son's behavior better now on these meds?

What are his doses of risperdal, seroquel and geodon?

My daughter has had great success with Lamictal - depakote made her worse.
I know medication is very individual, what works great for one child, can be a disaster for the next.

Does his psychiatrist have any suggestions?
Sorry for all the questions, but its helpful to have a bit more info.

gagah replied to momuv4girls's response:
He is currently on 750mg of Depakote ER. It doesn't work; he might as well be on nothing. They just can't seem to find a happy medium for the poor kid. He cries why can't he just be normal. Doc just raises dose. I worry about long term affects with some meds like depakote.
momuv4girls replied to gagah's response:
When was his last blood draw to check his depakote level?

Maybe an add on anti-psychotic would be helpful also....has that been tried before?

gagah replied to momuv4girls's response:
They just started low dose of abilify with the depakote then ween of depakote in 2 weeks. His psych doc and therapist are recommending placement. It tears me up; but reality is I believe he needs the help.
momuv4girls replied to gagah's response:
It "typically" takes a med combo to address the symptoms of a mood disorder.

It sounds like the Depakote wasn't cutting it, and maybe the Abilify will help - but before you consider placement, I think you may want to explore the med options first.

My daughter found the best stability ever with Lamictal, seroquel and risperdal. She takes a fairly low dose of each, but she needs all 3.

Abilify can be activating to some children, so pay attention to his mood.
Do you chart / keep track of his daily moods?


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