Join Date: Oct 2004
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It's not about abilify being approved for children or not. Lots of psyche drugs aren't approved for children. this particular medication IS NOT RECOMMENDED for use longer than 6 WEEKS!!!! And it has long term implications for your son's overall wellbeing. He is not old enough to weigh the risk/benefits, which is why you need to do that as his mother, with the help of a doctor.
I agree with AnyMama, you just don't know what the long term effects will be. As an aunt to twins forced into the Asperger's paradigm (who suffered many side effects of psych meds from ages 2-8) I would say that there are definitely other resources. My sis was mislead by pharma happy doctors until she finally found a DAN doctor (Defeat Autism Now doc). The twins have fully recovered through supplements (like Vitamin B injections) and diet (wheat and dairy free). It was a fair amount of work, but not as much work as dealing with the daily melt-downs and behavioral issues. And the kids are much happy and healthier--they know that they have recovered!!
check out http://www.autism.com/