difficult child's test results are in. Here's what we've got: His IQ test comes back 108 verbal 83 nonverbal. Reading is above grade level. He did great on all the tests, he worked hard, and tried to please. His need to do things perfect hindered his outcome on some portion of the tests. He can't recognize facial emotions. He can't sequence. His gross and fine motor skills are lacking. He has a math learning disability. So you would think that we have a simple( I mean that totally tongue in cheek) Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) going on right? Nope, the psychiatrist says he was too willing to please, too social, and in too good of a mood to qualify. He scored 13 out of 15 on the Autism test. She said that if they still believed in nonverbal learning disability that would be what he has but they don't so he's in the gray area. Here is what worries me. His therapist (who is amazing, we have found a great fit) said at his intake interview, he is such a classic Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) kid. His psychiatrist (not the one that did the test) says that he sees difficult child's anxiety driving most of the meltdowns (I totally agree). Yet, we have a dignoses of a mood disorder not otherwise specified. We have been told the Residential Treatment Center (RTC) gave this diagnosis because insurance won't cover anything on the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). That is where it came from. But we keep running into bipolar questions and it scares me to death. His reaction to Prozac is what sends the red flag up (psychiatrist says). He has now had a reaction to Beniprone as well. He doesn't seem to cycle through. He isn't depressed, he isn't manic unless we throw a drug at him that causes issues. He is still on the Risperdal and we are trying to work up the courage to wean him off of it to see what we have since the Residential Treatment Center (RTC) did not do a medication wash and we don't know what kind of difference the medication is making. On a good note, difficult child is doing well. Not perfect but so much better. He started a special needs karate class two weeks ago and he loves it. It's the first activity that he has enjoyed and not been so worried about not being perfect. He loves school. His teacher is a saint who sends me a note every week that always includes the phrase "let me assure you he is doing great and I'm so happy to be his teacher" and she really means it. He is doing really well at telling us what is bothering him and we are doing better at seeing the signs before a meltdown happens. We have been "The incredible 5-point scale" with him and it is amazing the results. He is super clingy to me but I think that has something to do with the fact that he was gone for six weeks and he's six. He is still running on about a scale of 7 for anxiety which must be so tiring to him but we are trying to support him all we can.