#Autism, #Anxiety and Tenex -

#Autism, #Anxiety and Tenex

In the morning, we have to take Elliott to see Dr. Reynolds and discuss his medications. This is going to be a serious discussion because we have some serious concerns about the anti-anxiety medication.

Elliott has become rather aggressive


while on the Tenex.  He has been self-injuring and losing his temper quite a bit and this is very much out of character for him.

Instead of addressing the anxiety, it seems to be making things worse.

What’s the point of him taking it if it isn’t going to help?  The answer of course is, there is no point.

I’m thinking that it might be best to pull him off of anti-anxiety medications altogether because he keeps having adverse reactions.

Hopefully we will get some answers and options in the morning.

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Rob Gorski I think an SSRI should be considered and dosage of Tenex and other stimulant medication carefully monitored. There is a theoretical neurotransmitter model of  Aggression and Impulsivity that I can refer to you on my FB page. Basically, aggression/impulsivity is caused by overly raised levels of Norepinephrine, Glutamate, and Dopamine while there are decreased levels of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) and Serotonin. Ask his doctor about this.


@GildaMSanchez @Rob Gorski that’s a good point. The problem is that he freaks out on SSRI’s. They are off limits. 🙁

Mary Franzen Costello

Maybe a straight anti depressant would b easier on him.


@Mary Franzen Costello we might look at that after he’s off the TENEX.

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
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