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Devon Frye

This reply was originally posted by user geeg76 in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

So, we started my son this past Tuesday on 5mg of Focalin XR and he went back to school on Friday, teacher said he is still having a hard time regulating himself. I do notice some anger outbursts, but they are very short and he seems more tired but overall it is much better then the short release Ritalin he was on.

We also set up to meet with a behavioral therapist, hoping it will help to decrease the aggression he’s having in school.

This week coming up is a full week of school, so I’m sure we will see if the dose is good enough.

Thank you for your support,