medication in question: Risperidone. However... other medications have this side effect, and I'm looking for "side effect management" here, not discussion about the medication itself. "Weight gain" is listed as a side effect. However... we're managing to not go crazy on the weight gain. But... the HUNGER is driving difficult child crazy. It doesn't matter WHAT he eats. (tried all sorts of stuff, including Zone diet...) It doesn't matter HOW OFTEN he eats. (broke the calories up into 5, 7, 10... separate meal/snacks) The relentless hunger just doesn't ever go away! Of course, if he were to give in to the "hunger" feeling, the weight gain would definitely be an issue. Otherwise, the medication is working EXTREMELY well. Other side effects are minimal. SO... the $64 question... What can be done to deal with hunger as a symptom?