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My son is 13, but was diagnosed with ADHD when he was about 6. His pediatrician started him on a low dose of risperdal and I was immediately surprised/concerned. I’m a nurse and I had never heard of using that to treat ADHD. I was concerned about the side effects and stigma associated with that med. But to my surprise it really helped his behavior and focus. He still takes it to this day, along with adhansea and he has had no side effects and is doing very well. I did a lot of research on risperdal and ADHD and it helped me understand how it works. Best of luck to you and your son!