Anyone have experience with changes in psychiatric medications for their difficult children? Seeing a new psychiatric, Peter Pan has now been taken off an anti-psychotic and an antidepressant to be put onto Effexor. My research shows that this might be a good option--I thought the antipsychotic was basically poisoning him--but also that the statistics on suicidality among young people as well as the severe withdrawal symptoms if you miss even one dose can be pretty extreme. Peter Pan doesn't look into this stuff. Strangely, for one who questions almost everything grownups recommend, when it comes to medications he just says, "The doctor said to take this," and he refuses to be his own best advocate. Anyone else with experience with this stuff? He's now been on about half the medications out there in the last 6 months. I'm not anti-medication; I just worry when the consequences can be so extreme and the individual taking the medication refuses to take any responsibility for investigating.