Hi All- My difficult child just started to take Intuniv, which is long acting guanficine-with benefits. It is supposed to target impulsivity, agitation, frustration, activity level, and even help with attention. I believe it is also supposed to help with tics. We're starting it slowly 1 week at 1 mg, one week at 2 mg and than 3 mg--with an ideal dosage somewhere between 3 and 4 mg. My doctor is hoping that once intuniv is on board, we should be able to reduce the abilify. It's too early to tell if I've seen benefits, but I' wondering if anyone else has tried it. We have reduced the abilify about 2.g mg and I think he's been a bit more cranky and frustrated. I think that the intuniv may be safer long run compared to the abilify.