Quoting Mom of 2 Monkeys:" he was on 2mg Abilify 1x a day and stopped oct.10 and started .25mg Risperdal 2x a day oct.11"
it will be hard to gage whether or not he is suffering withdraw affects from the abilify since it was abruptly stopped and the other meds started right away. Not sure why his doc did it that way..... the risperdal also shouldve been introduced slowly (.25mg 1x a day for a few days then increased to 2xs) atleast that is how most of the docs dispense those types of meds here.
also his aggression may have been masking the paranoid behavior ....u cant definitively say it was the meds causing it.
once my son was calmed down by the medicine we were able to notice alot of other symptoms that we needed to address though therapy that were not apparent b4 because of all the mood swing, aggression, and outbursts that were controlling his life