Hello. My bipolar son is seven, and his Depakote and lithium are not doing the job for mood swings anymore. He does not have depressive symptoms--he gets manic and hears voices when he is stressed so we also have him on a low dose of risperidone and also Abilify (which has been our miracle drug). Mood swings are getting worse and he is getting more aggressive at home (hits walls). Besides getting him a punching bag, I wondered if anyone has had better experience with a different mood stabilizer--maybe something new? We tried tegretol with no effect when he was first diagnosed. Lamactal is not indicated, since he does not need anything with antidepressive effects. Would appreciate any advice. Oh--and he is also on a nutritional therapy program, which has helped with his attention deficits but not with his auditory hallucinations or much with the mood swings. Advice anyone?
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