U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Apex, NC
A 58-year-old female asked:

Abilify (aripiprazole) for children? i have 8 & 10 year old sons. they are both diagnosed odd. lots of aggression, no self coping or impulse control. affecting fam

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Indication: Antipsychotics are used off-label for children. Risperdal is an atypical antipsychotic which has been shown to help with aggression. Please discuss with a child psychiatrist. These are big gun medications, can be very effective, but would only use if clearly indicated.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Apr 30, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.