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What is the current view on using respiridone to help address ADHD sxs in children?

19 doctors weighed in
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not indicated

If this child really has adhd, there should be a safer way to treat their symptoms than using an atypical antipsychotic.

In brief: Not indicated

If this child really has adhd, there should be a safer way to treat their symptoms than using an atypical antipsychotic.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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Dr. Arman Danielyan
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: ADHD antipsychotics

The short answer is no.
Atypical antipsychotics are not fda approved and do not work for treatment of just adhd. If however your child has adhd with comorbid bipolar disorder or comorbid oppositional defiant disorder, it may work for treating mood or behavioral symptoms respectively.

In brief: ADHD antipsychotics

The short answer is no.
Atypical antipsychotics are not fda approved and do not work for treatment of just adhd. If however your child has adhd with comorbid bipolar disorder or comorbid oppositional defiant disorder, it may work for treating mood or behavioral symptoms respectively.
Dr. Arman Danielyan
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Usually last choice

Lots of other medications are much better and more specific for adhd than Risperidone is.
However, a small number of children do no respond well to those other medications. Risperidone and similar medicaions may be used in such cases mostly to suppress out-of-control behaviors, usually severe hyperactivity and impulsivity.

In brief: Usually last choice

Lots of other medications are much better and more specific for adhd than Risperidone is.
However, a small number of children do no respond well to those other medications. Risperidone and similar medicaions may be used in such cases mostly to suppress out-of-control behaviors, usually severe hyperactivity and impulsivity.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not advised.

Risperidone is a useful medication in selected patients.
It's particularly helpful in facilitating better behavior & enhanced "connectedness" with others in autistic individuals. It can be effective in rage & bipolar syndromes. Although some drs may use it for its side effects of sleepiness & increasing appetite, this complex & powerful medication has no place in the treatment of adhd.

In brief: Not advised.

Risperidone is a useful medication in selected patients.
It's particularly helpful in facilitating better behavior & enhanced "connectedness" with others in autistic individuals. It can be effective in rage & bipolar syndromes. Although some drs may use it for its side effects of sleepiness & increasing appetite, this complex & powerful medication has no place in the treatment of adhd.
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Close observation

Risperdone is an antipsychotic medication used to help pediatric patients with sensory issues.
It should be started in low doses and closely monitored. A recent commercial has put a lot of concern into the public about its use. Side effects are always a risk but at very low doses the threat of gynecomastia is low. Ask your MD for MilleniumPGT test to see if risperdone a good fit for your child.

In brief: Close observation

Risperdone is an antipsychotic medication used to help pediatric patients with sensory issues.
It should be started in low doses and closely monitored. A recent commercial has put a lot of concern into the public about its use. Side effects are always a risk but at very low doses the threat of gynecomastia is low. Ask your MD for MilleniumPGT test to see if risperdone a good fit for your child.
Dr. Carol Jacobs
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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not first choice

Its more for bipolar, aggressiveness, more than simple hyperactivity.
There are uncommon but possible significant adverse reactions possible. Consider it when child is harming others or may have legal consequances due to behavior.

In brief: Not first choice

Its more for bipolar, aggressiveness, more than simple hyperactivity.
There are uncommon but possible significant adverse reactions possible. Consider it when child is harming others or may have legal consequances due to behavior.
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Not recommended

the neurotransmitter deficit of Dopamine and Nor Epinephrin has been known to be the basis for ADD since the 1970's.
We also know the action of methylphenidate and amphetamines, to increase Dopamine and Nor Epinephrin levels, correcting the symptoms of ADHD. If stimulants are not correcting the symptoms, the child does not have ADHD, but something that resembles ADHD.

In brief: Not recommended

the neurotransmitter deficit of Dopamine and Nor Epinephrin has been known to be the basis for ADD since the 1970's.
We also know the action of methylphenidate and amphetamines, to increase Dopamine and Nor Epinephrin levels, correcting the symptoms of ADHD. If stimulants are not correcting the symptoms, the child does not have ADHD, but something that resembles ADHD.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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