Quoting Mama Beanz +2:" Agree. I typically see this prescribed to adults these days, not children."
I was 14 when they put me on it...for similar reasons to ops son...it only made things worse.
My old neighbor had her kid taken by the state because of his aggressive behaviors. They put him in an in patient facility and this was one of he first things they prescribed...he was home on a weekend visit once and stayed the night...she gave me his meds and i got to looking at them and saw that, and it was only 5 mg less than i jad been on as a much larger teenager!
Op, its up to you but please do the research. This is a drug designed to treat schizophrenia, initially. Just think about that. I was subjected to a large amount of psychotropic drugs...the worst of them being risperdal and depakote. I was subjected to far higher than average doses because they didnt have the effects desired. There can be a lot of reasons for aggression....environment, temperament, mental disorder, abuse....etc. have you at least attempted non-medicinal treatment?