Respectfully, I didn’t say that. Just because a treatment isn’t “front-line” doesn’t mean it couldn’t be a best option. For example Clozapine isn’t a a frontline treatment in the United States, but for some it is their best option. Many on this forum credit it with giving them their children or lives back. It carries risks, it requires extra monitoring, it doesn’t mix well with cigarette smoking, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. It still can be be just as life-changing as ECT for some people.
Frankly, I feel you are looking for validation for ignoring doctors advice and potentially robbing your child of a better life. And seemingly without any discussion of why you aren’t comfortable with it, and whether this is grounded in reality, a feeling or just fiction. This I can not do.
I can tell you I had a bad experience with Risperdal. It led me to a severe depression that nearly ended my life. At the time it was touted as the next “miracle drug” that didn’t carry the risks of Clozapine. So I went back to my old treatment with the risk that I might develop Tardive Dyskinesia and other side effects. And later other drugs, including one that GSSP credited with “frying” his wife’s brain. Still I recognize risperdone is a helpful and valid treatment for other people.
There are two constants I see on this forum: what works for one person, may not work for another, and ignoring doctors advice is rarely a recipe for a good outcome. My success in recovery came from listening to doctors and psychologists, and trying as many treatments they recommended as I could tolerate.
You made this “Freudian slip” in your original post that tells me you’ve already made up your mind— to ignore and invalidate your doctor’s and other people’s advice:
As they say, good luck with that.