Hello all, I haven't been around here for a while. I hope you are all doing well - or as well as can be expected!! I have finally "given in" and have decided that I have to start my difficult child on medications no matter what. She has repeatedly refused to take any but enough is enough. She is not getting any better and is still exhibiting very aggressive behaviours and raging from time to time. My plan is to bring her to my GP this evening. I have asked her to tell difficult child that she needs to take this medication (risperdal) to prevent her getting swine flu. I know some of you might think this is unethical but difficult child will not take medications if she believes its to combat her aggresive behaviour. She point blank refuses and says there is nothing wrong with her so I need to let her believe that it is for something else. I anticipate that difficult child will put up a huge battle yet again but my plan is to stage a sit in!! I am refusing to let difficult child leave the house until she takes it and continues to take it every evening at 7pm. If this means me not being able to go to work or her not being able to start back at school next week, then so be it. I have no idea how long she will hold out but she is an extremely determined child!! (that's a nice way of putting it!) I really, really have to stick to this and let her know I mean business. I have tried to hold off on medication for as long as possible but nothing else seems to be working. My hope is that if the medications work, she will become happier and more compliant and she will be more receptive to therapy because at the moment, she refused to engage with the therapist at all. Please wish me luck!!! Oh, and if any of the rest of you have experience with Risperdal I'd really appreciate if you could share it with me. difficult child has been prescribed one 0.5mg tablet to be taken every night. I'm terrified!!!!