I do not like difficult child's psychiatrist. Never listens. Talks real quick and gives him a new drug and shoots him out the door. All within 10 minutes. After therapist said Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and ADHD and we discussed this and decided to treat the anxiety first, I called Friday to make an appointment. Today was the appointment. Also left a message for him. (all calls returned within 24 hours is what his message says) I told him of how things are falling apart and I would like to speak to him. I get a call back 6 hours later from a lady that said Dr. is off today it would be best if you just addressed your issues on Tuesday. Grrrrr. Could of said Monday he would call. After 2 months of seeing a pschologist, who is wonderful, we went back today to the psychiatrist. He tries to fast talk us, interupting me every time I tried to say something. I told him about the therapist and what he said. psychiatrist says "oh, yes I have the same diagnosis." No, that was never said to me. If so, then WHY haven't we tried treating it. I told him of his reaction to Topomax as well as his high anxiety and ER visits and dr. visits because he thinks he is dying. He yells and says he hasn't seen difficult child in 4 months HOW would he know. I told him I am TRYING to tell you. Anyway, he told me to go somewhere else if I don't like him. But I just don't have the time. I have been taking off of work to bring difficult child to appointments the way it is. psychiatrist wants to give him Strattera. I asked for something to help with anxiety before we address ADHD. He said Strattera does that also. Then he said about 4 weeks to start working. I told him that with concerta and focalin it is quick in and quick out. We knew he had a bad reaction within hours of taking it, and it was quick out. I asked if there were any stimulants without ritalin. He says yes. I asked if we could try that first since then we would know in one day rather than waiting 4 weeks. (he doesn't think difficult child will react to any medication, that it is just the way he is and HE has to make the change. Not medication) So, psychiatrist says he'll give vyvanse. difficult child asked about adderal. psychiatrist told him that is another without ritalin. So difficult child asks if he can try that. Sure. Writes out a prescription for 57 pills. I asked him if we can just have a few pills since he has had reactions in the past and I am stuck with a full bottle of pills. He said no. I asked him what we can do to address anxiety. He still says Strattera. He sais we'll see how Adderal goes and if it works well we will start Strattera also. Along with it. For anxiety. Side affects that I read for Strattera say "anxiety". Has anyone ever heard this? And what are your thoughts? I need a new psychiatrist, but difficult child also needs to begin a treatment plan. He also gave him a prescription for 120 xanax. I questioned that stating he needs a treatment plan not a "quick fix". Again he said Strattera but first we need to see if Adderal works and he doubts any medications will work with difficult child. So $85 later we have a bottle of Adderal. I didn't think of it until later that I should of asked the pharmacy to only give me a few. difficult child put on 13 more pounds. Now he is 5'1" and weighs 150lbs. I am just really upset at how today went. At one point when I was trying to tell psychiatrist about his anxiety attack and WHY he refused xanax (he never asked) psychiatrist says "Well - ANY medication can kill him". I looked at him and said that statement was not very nice. Especially to say to someone who has anxiety such as difficult child does. Grrrrrr. Comments and thoughts appreciated. I KNOW - a NEW psychiatrist is on my list. Laptop battery is about to go out. I'll check back later.