Who here has had success with-putting their kid on an anti-anxiety medication? As you may or may not have read in another post of mine, I started my son (difficult child 2) on Zoloft, and he got worse than he ever was with-his meltdowns, rage, etc... the medication is definitely out of his system, but the meltdowns and rage continued. Before that, he had only been on Concerta and Intuniv and was doing fair. Guess what? Now, he's so bad the psychiatrist has put him on Risperdal, just like my difficult child 1. I'm simply crushed. And when I tried my difficult child 1 on Prozac before we started with-a psychiatrist (gen. pediatrician Rxed it), the same thing happened to her. It felt like it flipped a switch on them - a very bad switch. Don't get me wrong, both kids were having major problems, but they escalated to a whole other level after trying those 2 medications. Here's my HUGE concern. difficult child 1 was started on Zoloft by the psychiatrist about the same time as difficult child 2. *knock on wood*, she's doing well. She's still on Concerta and Risperdal, but the Zoloft has improved her noticeably. I am PANICKING that it may backfire and trigger the same horrible reaction that happened to her before and just happened to my son. We're further along with-the Zoloft than I got with-the Prozac we tried with-her way back. I HATE THIS! We start with-a new pediatrician for both kids next week because our old pediatrician was completely heartless when my difficult child 1 was at her worst. She did nothing to try to help us move up our first appointment. with-the psychiatrist and in general could've cared less what we were going through. Even though we can't afford a neuropsychologist evaluation, would a neurologist appointment. help? Should I be thinking about another psychiatrist? In general, I don't think he's a bad guy, and he's well respected, and I get where he's coming from. But it's like nothing to him to throw these powerful drugs at me without blinking an eye. I am so discouraged. I feel like this is never going to get better, that my kids will always have to be on these horrible medications and I'm petrified they're going to get extremely overweight. They've never had weight issues before, but I know how terrible it is to be a kid with-a weight problem let alone a kid with-a weight problem with all the issues my kids have. I'm feeling completely hopeless. So please if anyone can share some positive hopeful stories about their use of medications with-their kids, I'd really appreciate it.