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PDA and aggression
  • Nicky
    Posts: 11
    I have a seven year old daughter whom my psychologist suggests has PDA. Her story seems very similar to those I have read on this site. She was different from birth. I read all the parenting books thinking she was just more. More intense, more difficult, more persistent, more anxious, more, more more!

    She was, until recently treated for generalized anxiety and PDD (NOS). Lately her meltdowns have included aggression and what can only be described as violence. This week she was prescribed Risperidone after nearly knocking me out with a blow to the head with a toy car and what she describes as "beating up and bullying" two girls a year above her at school.

    She is a dear, sweet little girl when she is having a good day (or hour). She is bright, articulate, physically very capable, reading above her age level and coping well academically. Does anyone have any knowledge about aggression and PDA. Does it usually escalate around this age? Has anyone found Risperidone to be effective?

    Thanks
    Nicky
  • jelv
    Posts: 185
    We found that Resperidone helped with aggression.

    The main problem associated with Resperidone is increased appitite and weight gain - you will have to watch the diet!
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