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Developmental delays, seizure disorder, tics, OCD, depression. Taken Risperdal, Clonidine, Celexa? Will Celexa treat Tics, OCD?

My son (20 yrs, 170 lbs) has developmental delays, seizure disorder (uses a VNS to control with nearly 100% control) and was on Risperdal for 7 years for tics, behaviors and OCD/Stuck behaviors. After having to move up and up on Risperdal with little benefit we weaned him off 3 weeks ago. We had started Clonidine 2 months ago and he is on .1 tid. He is also on Celexa for depression but on ly 10 mg. The tics are still relentless -at what does of Catapres should we expect to see some benefit? Will Celexa help with Tics and stuck behaviors too?
Asked On : Sun, 20 May 2012
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I am sorry for the symptoms your son is suffering.
It is rather difficult to find the right medication due to symptoms
Anyway I see that the right protocol is being used to treat your son
In my opinion it is still hope that celexa will be effective in dominating the tics
You should wait till three months if no benefit is seen discuss with your doctor about changing therapy
Hope my answer helps you
Best regards
Dr Eris Ranxha
Answered: Sat, 26 Apr 2014
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