So difficult child went to his 2nd appointment with the new psychiatrist and she confirmed that he has Aspergers and ADHD. She is not sure about what other disorders he has...possibly ODD, Depression, and Bipolar. She needs more time with him to determine that. We are pretty sure that he has ODD and Depression (he other psychiatrist diagnosis him with ODD, ADHD, Depression and Mood Disorder) but she is not sure about Bipolar. I personally don't think he has Bipolar but we will see. I went to this appointment pretty much expecting her to tell me that he has Aspergers but it still upset me more than I thought it would. Through the years I have often wondered if he had Asbergers but his other psychiatrist never suggested it...which I don't understand bc he has almost all the classic symptoms. A part of me is glad to finally know what we are dealing with but the other part is sad. We don't even know where to start. Well, we do sort-of...his new psychiatrist told us to make a list of expectations and then to come back to see her so we can break it down to items of 3 to start with so we don't cause so much distress on him. Makes sense....but she did say that it was gonna get worse before it would get better bc he will fight it. Becuase he is 15 and is set in his ways it will be difficut...she believes that he has a lot of "learned" behaviors that need correcting (I totally agree!). She said that we have got to establish a routine....that is gonna be tricky but we will figure it out. She said that difficult child doesn't even realize that something is wrong. She asked him in front of us about his friends and he said he has lots of them (he has 2!). He told her he has no idea why we take him to see her and the other psychiatrist! This will make it harder to help him get better bc he doesn't think that anything is wrong. She said that he will need intensive therapy. She gave us so much information at once....it's just hard to digest! If anyone can give me advice or info on Asbergers I would greatly appreciate it!!