Prozac? Did I hear you right? Yes Prozac, it's supposed to help children with autism to cope with well life. My kiddo with autism has OCD big time, and he's also a perfectionist and when things don't align perfectly he cannot handle it - the result severe meltdowns. And sometimes he cries for no apparent reason, and without the ability to tell me why, he's left with no option but to cry it out. We think that he is having trouble stabilizing his moods, and Prozac is supposed to help that too. There is no cure for autism but if this medication can help him, then we will try it. I did not come to this conclusion lightly, since 2008 the doctor had recommended it, but I resisted. His behavioral therapist, has said she has done all she can, so today April 12, 2012, I said yes and I pray that I've made the right decision.
It's been more than a year since we started with Prozac and I believe it has helped. He still cries but the 2 hour spells of crying have been cut down and he seems to be able to move on from the situaiton faster.