Hi all. I am the mother of a 7 year old daughter who was diagnosed with ADHD when she was 6. She began having problems at school almost as soon as she entered kindergarten. Her teachers would complain that they could not get her to participate or respond and that she would "shut down" when an activity became too difficult. Her pediatrician gave her the ADHD diagnosis after interviewing me, and having me and her teachers fill out a questionaire and she was put on 18 mg of Concerta. However the Concerta had her so zombie like, that I stopped giving it to her. Then over the summer the rages started. My daughter would become angry at everyone and everything. She would be unreasonable, hit and throw things. At first it was just sometimes, but it has progressed to the point that it is everyday. Everyone in the house has to be careful what we do or say because it sets her off. She will hit us, throw things at us, tell us not to look at her or talk to her. Its like she wants to control everything arround her. And the anger, that is what amazes me is how angry she is ALL the time. Her teachers at school have not witnessed this behavior. At school, she tends to be quiet, and unresponsive. Right now she is being medicated with 5mg of Ritalin in the morning and 5 Mg of Ritalin at lunch, and then 1mg of Tenex at bedtime, but these medications have not improved her behavior at all. It just breaks my heart to see my daughter like this, and I wonder how it is affecting her mentally and emotionally. There is a history of mental illness in the family, including bi-polar, Schizoid personality disorder, and anxiety. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.