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My 8 Year Old Grandson Is Severely Autistic And Non Verbal. He’s Getting Big And Having Behavioral Issues. What Medication Could Help?

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His Father walked out on the family. He’s gotten worse throwing things. Breaking a window. His father absolutely forbid any kind of medication. Now that he’s not in the picture could my daughter get medication for him without the father’s consent?

posted July 10
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A MyAutismTeam Member

My daughter is on abilify. Has been helping for the past 2 yrs for her behaviors.

posted 4 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member

My daughter was previously prescribed zoloft but it didnt work out due to her not wanting to take any medication orally so the next best option was Abilify injection. She hasnt experienced any common side effects but i will say she has been experiencing incontinence which isnt a common side effect so not sure if the med is causing this or if she is going through a regression phase. Although that causes some concerns for us, overall abilify has been very beneficial when it comes to her behaviors. Hope this helps! FYI my daughter is 15.

posted 3 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member

Play therapy can help a great deal as well. ❤️

posted July 11
A MyAutismTeam Member

They also have liquid available. My son takes an oral liquid we just put in gatorade or juice because he won't swallow a pill. His appetite got bigger at first but leveled out over time is the only side effect I have noticed with him.

posted 2 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member

Hello. I am a mother of a 19 year old who is on the spectrum. Over the years my son has had issues with his behavior and when evaluated by a doctor, they would recommend medications. However, I've been against it and still on the fence about it, because I'm afraid of the side effects. Now that's he's older, I considering it. Was this the only medication that your chd has taken or was it a trial and error with other meds?

posted 4 days ago

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