@grandmar, I can see this is worrisome. We always want to do things right, especially for children. Like @johnhans, I think it is important to ask the physician about the goals of treatment. Medication doesn't have to be forever, but it might be a way to get to the goal. I would also ask about how long the anticipated use of medication might be? What is withdrawal like? How does one know if it is the right time to discontinue, etc.