This will be his first ever medication, other than some emergency prescription given last summer - that we couldn't get him to take. No diagnosis yet... But he finally has a psychiatric & a new therapist. 5 mg Abilify. & to my amazement, difficult child has taken it 2 Days n a row. Wow. I know he really needs medications to remedy things in his brain & it's a relief, but still felt a little sad last night that he has to do medications & start this journey- & a little worried how they will affect him adversely (ESP when you read things like, this drug can increase suicidal feelings. wHAT?? Is that because instead of being aggressive, it will turn into self anger?) he has choked himself in the past. Wonder your thoughts/experiences on Abilify. Did it work? Has it contued to work? (my son get severe rage & can be violent- usually can't cope with anything that is out of his expectations/desires. He already seems to be hungrier, sleepier, a bit more mellow (could it be the drug this soon?) & said he felt a bit nauseous at school. He slammed the door on his new therapist & left 5 minutes early on Friday. Now he says he is refusing to go back & see her. But ths is his controlling ploy. Any tips on this? We found a new clinic that has everything in one place, including neuropsychologist evaluation (that is our next step) & it takes our insurance. Thanks for listening.