I am new here... My story seems long and confusing, but I imagine that you all understand this. My youngest daughter is 5, and has had very VERY intense tantrums since age 2, to the point that she bites her hand and arm leaving bruise bite marks. My ex husband, mother in law, parents... everyone thought that i was blowing it out of proportion, even the pediatrician just said that she was an "intense child". Well.. then kindergarten started. She has spent about 50 percent of her time out of the classroom because she has melt downs every day. She is destructive, tears her work apart, her classmates work apart, screams in the kids ears, pushes chairs around the room, rolls up the carpet, can't transition from one activity to another. She even had "In school suspension" once!!!! Finally, I went out on my own and sought the information / advice of a child psychiatrist. He said that she has Mood Disorder not otherwise specified and ADHD. He started her on Abilify, 1 mg each night. Has anyone had major side effects from this medication? I have never gone down this road, as far as medications, but I am so tired of walking on eggshells with my child, afraid that something will set her off and she will end up having an epic tantrum. ughhhhhh HELP! Salserajen not sure about all of the abbreviations.