Medication for SPD

Our Daughter is six years old and she was diagnosed with SPD one year ago. We have gone to OT for a year now. She has a great success with OT.


The Doctor wants to put her own prozac for her anxiety.

Has anyone had experience with giving SPD kids Prozac?

If so what kind of side effects did you see?

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Jan 08, 2014
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interested re natural remedies
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My 10 year old has finally been diagnosed with SPD and anxiety having battled for many years to convince psychiatrists in the UK that despite the teachers at school not feeling she had a problem our life at home was a continual onslaught....it has taken a move to another country to finally be heard and not blamed for bad parenting..but we now have major school refusal porb linked to anxiety..I know deep down she will probably need medication but wondering if anyone has tried herbal remedies with any success...perhaps St Johns wort instead of prozac for example

May 01, 2013
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10yr old son SPD?
by: Anonymous

My son is 10. I'm just learning about SPD but very familiar with symptoms as his diagnosis is ADHD, OCD, ODD, TOURETTE SYNDROME, WITH AUTISTIC TRAITS. After MANY different meds that didn't work he is now on Vyvanse, CITALOPRAM, KAPVAY, Focalin, and Risperidone. Seems like a lot but it helps with his symptoms. Fewer meltdowns & less hyper activity. If he can't go to sleep at night he asks for Melatonin. Ask your Dr about these meds cause no 2 children are alike. Hope this helps. Meanwhile I'm scheduling with our Dr for another eval for SPD. Hope this helps.

Jul 23, 2012
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meds for anxiety and SPD
by: Anonymous

My 7 yr old is finally on a med for her severe anxiety and SPD, called fluoxetine. It seemed to work really well at first, and now 4 months later is very hyperactive and having lots of meltdowns and anxiety behaviour again. All natural remedies tried so far have failed by having reverse effects. OT works well but she still needs about 4 hrs a day of heavy work activity. Still looking for a natural supplement to help but have almost exhausted options...any one found something that really helps?

Aug 18, 2011
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Hurt
by: Anonymous

My son was 10 when he was put on Prozac. By 11 he was suicidal. Really. Do the research.

Mar 04, 2010
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Celexa
by: Anonymous

My son is 2 and he has been diagnosed with SPD. He has been prescribed an SSRI called Celexa-a very small dose but it has worked WONDERS!! You can definitely tell if he has missed a dose. On the medication he is just a normal, happy little boy. Off of it, the slightest thing frustrates him and he has lots of melt downs. We have not tried Prozac but I definitely recommend the Celexa.

Jul 25, 2009
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prozac
by: Anonymous

My son was about that age when they had put him on prozac. It helped for awhile. Then he got to a point when it didn't. He has anxiety and SPD, I think his anxiety is a product of SPD. It's always worth a try.

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