difficult child had an issue today at school, that was minor but there seems to be an ongoing theme with his current Risperdal prescription. He broke a pencil in two and threw an eraser across the room because he was hungry. This was after lunch, where he failed to eat everything in his lunchbox because he was going to miss recess if he took much more time to eat. This is the first time we have had an issue at school, but the hunger that is going hand in hand with this medication is becoming a real problem. His teacher (who is amazing) suggested that I bring him a snack that he can eat during his last recess of the day instead of going out to play. She means well and I understand that his outburst could be caused by the animal like hunger that he feels but difficult child has begged me not to send him a snack because he doesn't want to miss recess. I told him he needs to make sure that he eats everything that I pack him in his lunchbox everyday to avoid being hungry but in all honesty I don't know if that will really make a difference. His lunch today was a peanut butter bagel, and bag of trail mix (nuts, cherries, craisins etc), a string cheese, a bag of pretzels and a bottle of water. He ate everything but the cheese. I hate for difficult child to miss recess, but if he can't control himself because he is so hungry I don't see any other solution. Is this a big enough concern to let his psychiatrist know about(we have our first appointment Nov 8th)? This is the only medication that difficult child has tried. It seems to be helping with his mood, but we are still having some very very minor issues and this type of aggression is actually what we are trying to curb. Is there another option for a mood stabilizer that doesn't create the insane hunger issues? Can you think of another option that would help with the hunger and allow difficult child to still go out and play? I'm so sick of this medication ruling his life.