My son, 12 yrs old, has a history of diagnoses - ADD, ODD, adjustment disorder. I recently read a post on one of the forums. It was from a young man, a schizophrenic, and his line of thinking just stroke me, that is how my son sees things. He is defiant, sometimes violent, preoccupied with mistical things, believes in things that would not make sences to anybody. A lot of other issues similar to what kids of the parents on this board are experiencing. I got on schizophrenia.com and read some more, cried some more. Do you think that our childhood diagnoses are just the beginning of schizophrenia or bipolar? Is there a hope that our kids would somehow grow out of it?