I am writing because I am trying to figure out what's going on with my son. He is 9 years old and is taking 375 mg of Keppra XR per day for left temporal lobe epilepsy with complex partial seizures. He has been on Keppra for close to 5 months and we've been noticing emotional, mood and behaviour changes that fluctuate so much throughout the day. He's previously taken carbamazepine and lamictal. He was never an emotional or a child who had "bad" behaviours before his diagnosis. He was always pretty laid back and easy going but recently (in the last few weeks), he goes from being withdrawn and needing his space, to really hyper and picking on his little brother and sister (which he never did before), to crying about things that don't make sense, to being easily irritated. He seems to have a lack of interest in most things (including Disneyland!) and his anxiety is at an all time high. He becomes obsessive about things like snakes and tornadoes and will refuse to go outside in the unlikely event he will come across a snake (has never happened) or if the weather changes, he's constantly checking the skies for any sign of a tornado (again, never happened) - and these are only a few. Sorry if this seems really choppy, just trying to fit as much as I can in. I'm not really sure if it's his epilepsy, a medication side effect or if I'm just reading too much into it and he's just developing into a "pre teen". I hate talking to his doctors because we've seen 4 throughout our journey and none of them have a clear idea of what is going on with him and all have different and very drastic opinions of what is going on with him and they all make me feel like I'm over reacting although I feel like I know my children the best - ecspecially when it comes to behaviour and moods. Do any of you have any insight? Any help would be greatly appreciated!