This is a synopsis of an article in the LA Times. BEFORE RESORTING TO DRUGS, TRY SOME SIMPLER STRATEGIES Even for behavioral extremes, antipsychotics are often used only as a last resort. Some behavioral extremes can be eased with environmental changes. For instance, if a child can't handle mirrors, remove or cover them. Make sure to address all medical issues thoroughly, regularly and promptly. The child may express their physical ills through their behavior. Insure regular sleep cycle and predictable daily routine, as much as possible. Exercise has been shown to be an effective way to manage some behavioral symptoms. Try to fit in as often as possible. Try a soothing or repetetive activity like hair brushing, massage or a warm bath. Distract with a snack, drink, music or read aloud to your child.