I have posted here once or twice before and enjoy this forum a lot. There are some very kind poeple here. I am back to just vent and ask some questions. My son is 10. We are STILL unsure of his diagnoses, even though he has had diagnoses since 2 years old, because he is sooooo complicated. We have never found one of those truly amazing doctors that you hear and read about, we've had the kind that you go in and in 10 minutes they either shrug their shoulders or know your child better than you do, so thats always been dissapointing. Maybe its where we live, maybe its that we dont have the $ to travel around finding the top tier docs. Anyhow, my son is ADHd, mood disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety disoder generalized, has tics, might be Tourette's, and god knows what else. He is basically like a 5 year old in a lot of ways, cant possibly get along with or even undertsand a typical kid his age, he is immature, clingy, an emotional WRECK, violent at times, explosive at times, moody, irrational fears, lots of obssessions, some compulsions, unfocus, hyper, impusilve and very very stimulation-seeking. He is very bright, has a great personality when he is not whining or acting like a baby and he is super social and nice. but he is like a mentally handicapped person, he has psychiatric issues. I have finally decided recently to turn to medications though that has never been my personal preference, but things got to the point that we could barely survive around him much less stay sane. He is just draining. After trying a few disasterous things, we are now on Strattera and Buspar as of the last week, and I am noticing plenty of OCDs, crying, irritable, grumpy, unhappy. I cant tell if this is just one of his mood swings or what. Anyhow, I find the whole medication thing very very frustrating. As for school, we GAVE UP on that totally. He is now at home with me and we are doing a virtual school program. He is so dysfunctional at times and has the capacity for major aggression that we just had to take him out of public school - they were doing nothing but making him and things worse. At last at home I know he is not being restrained and no one is going to misunderstand him or yell at him or in any way cause more problems due to not having a good system to help him. My son doesnt have a conduct disorder. Does anyone here have a child with these kinds of just crazy emotional problems?? I am so tired, I try so hard to stay positive and try and have a life of my own, but it is hard some days. What does everyone do about school?? medications? Is your child immature like mine? We take him to a psychologist but she cant get anywhere with him because he is so out of it and in his own play world he wont be serious or talk to her. He also has a speech and language disorder which really puts a wrench in all these efforts to get him to talk and help him. How does everyone cope?? I dread the day when god forbid he explodes so badly that we have to call the police or take him to the hospital. Thanks for listening!