I ask mostly because of my hard-to-diagnose daughter. She has had many diagnosis. on the school front and nobody still knows for sure and she has gotten different answers from different "top" professionals. I don't think they know or ever will know other than she is a "different type" learner. As for Lucas (Sonic, who is now 18 so I guess I can use this name), he has had so many diagnoses, it's humorous: ADHD, ODD, ADHD/ODD, ADHD with autistic traits, bipolar disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)-not otherwise specified, and finally autistic spectrum disorder. He has been on at least fifteen medications which none really worked and is better off without any and seems pretty Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) so I think somebody accidentially got that right, after 11 years. Even me...I am 58. I was first, anxiety, manic-depressive, unipolar depression, bipolar II, neurological soft sign problems not otherwise specified, NonVerbal Learning Disorder (NVLD), and I fi nally figured out that every professional I went to missed the borderline. How much do you think we should trust them? What do you do to sort out what is right and what isn't right? What about the medications? It bothers me that psychiatry is NOT an exact science and that there is no blood test to diagnose. It bothers me that ten doctors can give ten different answers. It botheres me that all the tests given our kids can be flawed. I would add...adults too. How much do you trust your professionals? Some other post made me decide to see if anyone was interested in venting over this very frustrating problem?