I have a 5yr old boy that shows all the signs of ODD which I know is just an symptom of what is really going on. I am trying to figure out the best method of figuring out what his issues might be. I have talked to many phsychologists but each seem to have a different approach. One suggested right away to get the neurophych exam done but I wasn't sure how to get that done. Then some phsychologists do it but may not be necessarily child phsychologists. Seems difficult to find. Others seem to suggest to meet with the physchologist first and have the child become comfortable in the environment before any testing is done. Others say they just meet with the parents to get an idea from us what has gone on and give parenting tools to deal with and then will meet with child. But, seems that is harder to obtain information meeting with child since it's 1 hour and they can't communicate their feelings at this age. Finding out what is the best route has been the hardest. We have changed our child's sleep routine and added an extra hour and he has been an improved kid but still shows signs of defiancy and combativeness. Not all day just at certain things. Prior to this extra sleep, we would go thru the temper tantrums at the word no to more of the ODD type of symptoms overall. It is extremely draining. Part of me says, okay so now he has more seratonin in his brain and maybe it's a chemical imbalance then so how is a non medicine route going to help? Should we be getting him tested for the imbalance by doing blood tests etc? Should that be done at the same time as seeing a phsychologist? Any recommendations on a path to just figure out what exactly we are dealing with? thanks so much.