I know I have mentioned this before, so please forgive me for venting about it again. I am just trying to figure out what to do and it helps to talk about it. My son's dr gave him a RX for Risperdal for his moods and to help with his aggression and hitting himself, etc..that was over a week ago and I still have the RX in my wallet and I haven't filled it yet. I made the mistake of reading the insert and potential side effects. That was enough to totally freak the life out of me and that's why I am holding on to it. My feeling is giving him just enough medications to help him function (semi) normally and be able to get through school, social activities, etc..anyone else have these fears about medications? I am just at a loss of what to do. I don't want to give my son something that may potentially harm him. I know its sort of like a catch 22 because he is on Adderall and I know those have side effects as well..so I am really torn about it. I guess it is our choice and not the dr's choice, but if it will help him, I would be happy, but the fear of the unknown is holding me back. Me--ADD/Anxiety Disorder--on Zoloft, Concerta, and Ativan Son #1 --ADHD/ODD/Possible Mood Disorder--on Adderall Son #2--a silly 13 month old!