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I have a severely aggressive non verbal 21 son with autism.

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I have a severely aggressive non verbal 21 son with autism. We have tried a variety of meds over the past 3 years. His recent regiment for the last yr consisted of Klonipin 6mg., Abilify 20 mg., Seroqual 100 mg day. He was weaned off Abilify little problems around 3 mos ago. He was weaned off the Klonipin only over a 2wk period, 2wks ago. Since then is experiencing bouts of manic behavior, some facial grimaces, and extreme hyperactiviy. He has lost 10lbs and is a usually an slow moving young man. I don't know how to help him. He still is experiencing severe aggression.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  JR, M.A. replied 8 years ago.
Hi,

It sounds like he is having a pretty bad reaction to coming off the medication. I suggest you bring him to a new psychiatrist who specializes in autistic spectrum disorders. Unfortunately, you have few options here. If you feel that he is a danger to himself or to others, I suggest that you look into residential treatment. He may benefit from a residential program for individuals with autism. Perhaps a program like this could help him learn to control his anger. The medication changes are probably just making the situation worse.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Jr he is in a group home and we have intensive behavior modification.

What would be the appropriate reduction schedule for a daily dosage of 6mg. Klonipin?

What is the guidance or recommendations for reduction in current seroqual 75 mg. a day.

I do have an appt with a new psychologist to get him off the seroqual safely

and am making an appt. with a naturalpath.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
r he is in a group home and we have intensive behavior modification.

What would be the appropriate reduction schedule for a daily dosage of 6mg. Klonipin?

What is the guidance or recommendations for reduction in current seroqual 75 mg. a day.

I do have an appt with a new psychologist to get him off the seroqual safely

and am making an appt. with a naturalpath.

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