I haven't posted on here in ages but every once in a while I check up to see what's going on. My difficult child is now 13 and doing very well. He is being homeschooled now and so a lot of the frustration that he was getting from school is gone. My question is should I see how he responds off the risperdal? I would like to medicate him as little as possible and this seems like the one that would be able to possibly go without a huge backfire. My psychiatrist basically agrees with me on whatever I say so thought I would ask some people who have actually experienced it. He is on depakote, buspirone and risperdal right now. Thanks.