I am so grateful to have found this group! My 7yo DS was recently diagnosed as Overfocused ADD, ODD, and borderline CD and Bipolar. He has been on Vyvanse to treat the ADD for the past month, and we have seen great results with that so far. This past week, his psychiatric prescribed Risperdal for his ODD and aggression issues, but here's where I am in a bind. My husband is totally opposed to adding any more medications and is adamant about not using Risperdal based on what he's read on the Internet about its side effects. I love husband dearly, and we have what I would consider to be a relatively strong 10+ year marriage; however, he has been fighting me tooth and nail on everything related to DS's diagnoses since day one. He is very "old school" when it comes to mental illness, believing that we should be able to handle our DS without medications, and feeling as if it's a reflection on his ability as a parent if we do not. He has been VERY slack about attending appointments with me, having only been to one counseling session and NO pediatrician. or psychiatric. visits. It took A LOT of discussion, arguing, and research for him to even agree to put him on the Vyvanse. He feels that this is enough for DS to get him through the day. But, we are seeing more and more "breakout" raging now, especially in the evening after DS's medications have worn off. The other night, his rage was so bad that both husband and myself had to physically restrain him for close to 20 mins so he wouldn't attack his brother. The psychiatric informed me that the Vyvanse is not meant to treat the aggression symptoms of ODD, ONLY the attention issues with ADD, which is why she prescribed the Risperdal. She also felt that the Risperdal would help with the insomnia and appetite issues that the Vyvanse causes. So, here I sit with the prescription for the Ris. on my kitchen counter, unfilled, and a follow-up visit with the psychiatric scheduled for this coming week. Any words of wisdom on how to handle this situation with my husband, and also any personal experience with Ris. and its side effects would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for letting me vent! texasbamafan: undiagnosed ADHD child of HPD(histrionic personality disorder) father, currently on Lexapro for depression/anxiety Mom to 7yo ADD/ODD DS and 9yo "normal" DS Wife of 10yrs to husband, who also happens to be on Paxil for Panic Disorder!