Abilify for Teen's with OCD and Aspergers - Worried About Side Effects

Melissa - posted on 11/05/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )

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My son (who is 14 years old) struggles with OCD, anxiety and Aspergers. Our family is struggling with his OCD as we have to wash our hands all the time (along with him) if you pick up stuff off the floor or you touch something he thinks is "dirty." He is also super sensitive to criticism and that is when he has the meltdowns. He's been on Prozac for the past 3 years and was just put on Abilify today for his OCD and meltdowns. After researching it, I am so scared of the side effects. Can someone please give me their advice/experience with this drug? He needs help but, not at the expense of his health. We are going to a Mental Health Service this week as his therapist told us today his OCD was pretty much beyond her realm of help. We are desperately looking for alternatives to this drug or want to know, from other people's experience, does it work?

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