Hello, I have a very irritable, fluctuating moody impulsive little girl. doctor had her on very low dose of liquid risperdone and it works great. I noticed an insatiable appetite and weight gain. doctor said stop for just 24 hours with risperdone and switch to abilify. Since I did not notice any control on her moods and irritability I said forget it after -3-4 days and stopped. I am thinking of going back on ability with her but wondered if i should for sure notice improvements or am I being too impatient. Could it still help her and kick in after a full week or two or is it instant most often? Are the appetite cravings less with ability? Are the awful Prolactin increases non existent with Abilfy? Risperdone can cause crazy early breast development and weight gain! I really hope Abilify can and be better than the Risperdone. I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences.