It appears that difficult child does not remember her panic episodes (after reading the diagnostic criteria, I can't determine if she meets the criteria for panic disorder - but it is way, way more than an anxiety attack). She at least does not seem to remember the severity, duration, or frequency. I'm wondering if she is dissociating. The episodes are epic. There is zero rational thought. She is out of touch with reality at times. And there is limited, if any, memory. How is this diagnosed if it is not witnessed by a professional? I've been telling them for years that she doesn't remember the episodes. And how is it treated? Do we focus on treating the anxiety, or do they use AP's for this, as well? And to hijack my own thread - every time I think about the ADD thing and therapist issues I get so angry I can't see straight. I feel like I'm being undermined. I feel she is throwing difficult child in the complete wrong direction. I feel like she is giving difficult child - who is mentally ill and very unstable - too much information about things she doesn't need information about because they don't pertain to her. I feel like the entire therapeutic process is being undermined and that we've just been set back further than what we ever started at 8 years ago. It was already difficult to talk about these things to anyone - mental health professionals, school, etc - in front of, or with, difficult child. Now, it's impossible because she is *convinced* that it is x, y, z and will hear nothing else - because therapist is "really proud of her" for looking into this (ADD) and addressing it with her. I'm not taking difficult child to the IEP meeting on Monday. The school district is going to want her there. She is not stable enough, or willing to listen to anything outside of what she wants to hear, to be there.