The studies that I have read indicated that the side effects
(thought of suicide, etc), is generally only seen in
teenagers. I wanted to fix this before he is a teenager, before he has low self esteem. My son has been seeing a counselor for several months, during school last year he saw a different counselor for 9 months. The counselor, in his case, suggested he seek a psyciatrist as well. I didn't want to put him on any medications.