Our expert says:
I'm surprised she didn't give you copies of some of the reading material she thinks relevant. I have never heard of giving Risperdal ( an excellent drug for adults ) to children, and have no experience of tyat. It's used primarily for treating schizophrenia, though it would be tranquillizing - and could indeed have more notable side-effects in a child.
I also don't understand the spread of diagnoses, which could be clearer if internationall recognized and accepted criteria are used.
Tofranil is an old drug that has been much used in children, and is antidepressant and can also be tranquillizing. It has long been used, also, in enuresis / bed-wetting.
It sounds to me as though this doc needs to spend more time explaining her thinking to you.
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