any input on this drug would be greatly appreciated. My daughter will be 5 in October. we have struggled with the decision of taking her to see a psychiatrist since she was one and a half or so. I was afraid that they would put her on medication, and than we would go on the 'medication' roller coaster that my nephew (bi-polar, ADD, and other ) has been on. Well we finally took her in, after a 45 minute appointment a very renouned psychiatrist thought that a lot of her 'issues' (difficulty transitioning, obsessive, argumentative, intense, hard time making friend, latching on to older kids/parents, etc..) where due to anxieties and prescribed Pexeva. he said sometime that's all it takes 6 months on the stuff and they are back to being 'normal' or if it doesnt' work it would indicate that she has other issues. i'm very against drugs, and feel that she should receive theropy before resorting to drugs. the main side effect is abouta 15-20% weight gain which i'm also not thrilled about, given that he said that would remein with her, and heck the medicine might not do us any good at all. input appreciated .