7 year old. 140 IQ second grade.
diagnosed with DMDD.
Not in spectrum autism
Prescribed with Risperdol .75 mg per day.2 months ago. Given initially 5 months ago.
Premature puberty evident. Weight gain . Other side effects as lower eye lid slight twitch.Constipation, thirst,
Tantrums reduced first month.
Prolactin high and TSH levels .76
without risperdol 5 months ago previously taking Kelp, Multiple vitamins and Cod liver oil with TSH normal range.
Starting tantrums and strong reactions.
so, First Do no harm!!
Now Dr proposing to increase Risperdol dose if Prolactin and TSH read normal.
If not change to either Abilify, Zoloft, Prozac, or other.
Is this the beginning of chemical lobotomy? another experiment?
Is time for a psychologist to step in?
She is on EMDR sessions once a week. Does it work while on risperdal?
Why the US is the leader with children on Psychotropics for mood control?