Hi guys- taking my son off Strattera for the final time. We gave it 3+ months and the irritability has been crazy, not to mention the positive effects have gone by the wayside (slight increase in focus, relatively less fidgety). I am going to try a stimulant for his ADHD symptoms (we tried these in small doses 5 years ago with little effect). We are looking at the possibility of mood disorder, so are going to be vigilant in looking for mania once we start. If your child has a mood disorder and was on stimulants, how soon did you know it wasn't a good mix? Did it show as mania or aggression or other? While we're at it...do any of you have recommendations for stimulants? The psychiatrist said ritalin because it's out of your system so quick (in case he reacts poorly), but that would mean he would have to take a dose at school and he will not take it there (he's on the autism spectrum and pretty oppositional).