Hello, I'm new here. I had my 9 year old admitted to the hospital Thursday because she was very suicidal. Here's a little history. She appears to have ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) along with major anxiety and mood disorder. He is not seeing Bipolar so to speak, but he doesn't want to label her with that. He put her on a medicine called Risperidone... anyone familiar? The zoloft is what he thinks is causing her hyperness, lack of concentration, suicidal thoughts and "voices". He said he's not sure if the voices are actually just thoughts that she is hearing. He doesn't think that they are actually "voices" that people have when they have a psychotic episodes. Anyways... the zoloft has been stopped/weaned out of her system. Zoloft will make people with mood disorders respond like this. I wish I would have been educated this much when we first went to a psychiatrist. Before I took her she was raging, could never make decisions, very angry, and explosive. When she got on 25mg of Zoloft, I saw immediate changes. She appeared to be VERY happy. Living with an angry child, I was very pleased that she was happy and kinda overlooked her hyperness and her major change. I thought it was a blessing because of the medications and that she was finally happy. Then she became very out of control and started raging. On the 21st she had a major anger spell, threatened herself. I called the doctor and explained that she seemed to be getting worse. How was I supposed to know that it was the zoloft. He asked how she did at first. I said she was happy. He then said that she probably needed 50mg of zoloft since it was working so good at first (I didn't know that the hyperness and giddyness wasn't good it had been so long since she smiled ) When I started giving her the 50mg things got really really bad. I just wish I would have known that the zoloft wasn't good. I'm happy that we finally can begin to understand my little girl. Today she was much more calm... not nearly as bad as yesterday. It's kinda like she is coming down from her "high". I'm still not sure when she will be home. Tomorrow husband and I are taking a parenting class at noon to learn more about her. I'm excited to finally get some answers.