We're considering one of these medications for our child. Are there other side effects? This week's “Got Questions?” answer is from Christopher.
This means starting with a thorough physical examination to look for painful conditions such as constipation, acid reflux or ear infection. It’s equally important to look for stresses in your child’s life. Is his or her school placement appropriate? Is the classroom over stimulating? Is your child being bullied or socially excluded?
Also look at your home environment. There may be sensory issues related to noise or bright light. A child’s challenging behaviors could be in response to emotional conflicts in the home.