My difficult child is on .75mg of Risperdal 2x a day. He has gained 12lbs in two months, he weighed 48lbs before he started the medications he now weighs 60lbs. He has human growth delays, so he's short and his frame isn't meant to carry a ton of weight. In the last day, I have found six boxes of yogurt raisins eaten, a whole box of graham crackers eaten, seven unopened boxes of cereal eaten. I have tried leaving a bowl of fruit on the counter ready to be eaten. I had a snack drawer for him, but he would eat the contents all in one day and then was upset when the food was gone (and this was before he started on Risperdal so I'm unwilling to try this method now). I have offered to feed him several snacks a day. I know this is the medication talking to him and it's not necessarily something that he can control but it's frustrating all the same. How have any of you dealt with this at your home? If the medication. makes him gain weight without trying, how do you can you counter that with the all binge eating that seems to occur? If he gains too much weight on the medication. they will discontinue the prescription which will happen if he continues to eat like an animal. At the Residential Treatment Center (RTC), he was fed all the time and in my opinion way too much food. What six year needs a six golf ball sized meatball sandwich with a fourth of chocolate cake for a snack? But I understand that if he's not hungry, he's happier. Is the easiest answer, lock up all the food? and if that is the case, what about school? Do I send him with extra snacks that they call him out of class to eat?