Ok, so today was absolutely aweful!! difficult child was playing outside with the neighborhood kids when not once, not twice, nope...not even three times....try FOUR meltdowns. I mean kicking, screaming, banging his head against the cement pillar outside, the back door, and his closet door (and broke it). The first one was because his friend said "Randy is better than you at playing Nintendo DS". The second and third was because easy child #2 was asking to play his DS. difficult child lashed out at him too (verbally). And the fourth was because we sent him upstairs to his room until he could calm down. Such little things that sets him off! I called the on-call psychiatrist and told her that I had had it with him. I felt that he was a danger to himself at this point. She said that if I felt it necessary, to take him to the closest ER. She suggested giving him 5 more mg. of his Abilify. I gave him 10. I also gave him 2 mg. of his melatonin to see if he'd maybe fall asleep and give us a break. But nothing worked. He is continuing to be persistent about going outside to play after I told him no. I am about to lose my mind!! I am seriously concidering a residential program for him. He is spiraling out of control. He finally calmed down about an hour ago...we made banana split sundaes and he was completely fine...and now as I am typing this he's having another meltdown because once again, I said no to playing outside. He's screaming at me "you never trust me"...but I've given him chance after chance (which is probably the reason for this meltdown...he thinks I'll give in). Do you think a residential treatment center would make things worse?? If any of you have experience in this, please help!!