I need advise on in-patient treatments. My difficult child is not improving even with going to therapy (by herself and family sessions). Has had about 5 meltdowns this weekend alone that lasted over 1.5 hours each because she just can't get herself out of the cycle once she starts. Therapist wants her to see a psychiatrist so she can be medicated for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) but after many, many calls can't find one. They either don't see anyone under 16, don't take my insurance or don't have any openings until February 2011. Meltdowns include yelling, screaming, crying, name calling, telling people she hates them, throwing herself on the floor, saying she hates herself and the list goes on. It got to the point this evening that I told my husband that if therapist suggested in-patient therapy I'd probably agree Added to this problem is she has chronic bladder pain and is scheduled for a scope and biopsy of her bladder this Thursday. I'm sure this is worrying her and inflating her stress since it is something she has no control over. Any comments/suggestions about inpatient vs outpatient would be appreciated. My second major worry is that I have a 9 year old that is witnessing/living through this and it's not fair to her. She should have to put up with this drama. HELP!!!!