Just wanted to start a discussions, as we have a lot of newcomers. in my humble opinion, many of the symptoms for different disorders overlap. husband and difficult child are both very persistent when they want something, especially difficult child. He will ask for it over and over. From what I have read, this could be a BiPolar (BP) or aspie trait. Both husband and difficult child get over stimulated easily. husband just hides from crowds now, or if the house is too noisy he stays in the bedroom. difficult child just gets wound up. Again, a symptom of many disorders. I do know that both difficult child and husband were helped by mood stablizers, and in husband case an ap and an additional mood stabilizer and anti anxiety medications. difficult child gets a stimulant. How many out there see overlapping symptoms? Which ones do you notice most?